Virginia Republicans on Wednesday called for students to return to school five days a week in the fall, pointing to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
During a virtual news conference, Republican state lawmakers urged Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to make it a point to have students return for full, in-person school in Virginia. The discussion then moved into a debate over how to get students back into school in the safest manner possible.
Northam, however, accused the Republicans of "playing politics."
"No one - not state legislators, and not the president of the United States - should be playing politics," she added, throwing in a shot at President Donald Trump.