The United States continues to grapple with the pandemic that's killed over 500 thousand Americans, unemployed millions more, and kept thousands of children out of in-person learning for more than a year.
The reopening of in-person learning has been one of the top priorities of President Joe Biden's administration, with the President planning to reopen the majority of middle and elementary schools to in-person learning within the first 100 days of his presidency.
But for Republicans scrambling to hammer home the talking point that Democrats are hell-bent on keeping the United States closed, that timeline isn't quick enough.
In a Sunday tweet, the official account for the Republican party slammed the ongoing closure of schools across the country, but with a devastating typo.
The ill-advised tweet misspelled the word "devastating" while emphasizing the importance of in-person education.
The GOP deleted it, but not before Twitter mocked it mercilessly.
Tweeting without spell check can be devestating.— Dan Rather (@Dan Rather)1616367046.0
Hey @GOP, instead of trolling Democrats on Twitter, why not take online writing classes so you could learn to spell devastating.— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1616356250.0
If you’re going to send out a tweet with a word in all caps, you could at least make sure that word is spelled corr… https://t.co/SpOtLXO34O— Erie Siobhan🇺🇸 (@Erie Siobhan🇺🇸)1616370558.0
When you have 4 years of Betsy DeVos as your Secretary of Education You spell it “devestating” #DemVoice1 https://t.co/j691Pw4gUn— Adam Cohen Lawyers for Good Government #DemCast (@Adam Cohen Lawyers for Good Government #DemCast)1616372945.0
Why did you delete this tweet, @GOP? This must have been devastating. https://t.co/vqZUwo7Sev— Travis Akers (@Travis Akers)1616373069.0
And... @GOP misspells Devastating - complaining about school closures in a pandemic. You can't make this stuff up.… https://t.co/ILR7yVaMT6— Philip Morton (@Philip Morton)1616375284.0
The typo led some to draw conclusion's about the intelligence of the party's leaders.
Lack of education has had a devestating effect on the GOP's ability to tweet in English— Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊 (@Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊)1616370095.0
The GOP spelled "devastating" as "DEVESTATING" while talking about school closures causing problems with academic a… https://t.co/4IXkwJYfmC— JRehling (@JRehling)1616357463.0
The GOP misspelled the word "DEVESTATING" in their latest tweet and it doesn't surprise me that they are not only o… https://t.co/RtR6SOQ2mx— Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️ (@Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️)1616362504.0
As part of the recently-passed American Rescue Plan, the Biden administration will invest at least $10 billion to expand testing for the virus in schools. The American Rescue Plan received no Republican support in either the House or the Senate.