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Doc Thompson has a question for schools closed for 'Day Without a Woman': What about the students?

Empty classroom with chairs on the desks (FredrikSvartdahl/gettyimages)

The crew at "The Morning Blaze" let fly their true feelings about a CNN report that public schools in one D.C. suburb decided to close for Wednesday's "A Day Without a Woman" protests.

The nationwide campaign, which is an outgrowth of the Jan. 21 Women's March in opposition to the new Donald Trump administration, urges women to go on strike for a day to support women's issues.

"The Morning Blaze" host Doc Thompson began the segment by noting that the Alexandria, Virginia, schools that are closing Wednesday are public schools that should not be engaging in these types of political statements.

Thompson and his co-hosts blasted the district superintendent's claims that the school closings were not political but were simply a response to the fact that 300 faculty members were taking the day off. However, as Doc noted, the district has nearly 1,500 faculty members.

"It's not a political statement? How is it not a political statement?" Thompson asked. "So with 80 percent of the people still showing up, they can't do it today?"

Co-host Khaled Elsebai chimed in: "I don't know if you saw this when you were in school, when the teacher was out, they had this thing called — what was it called? — a substitute teacher."

Thompson offered what he sees as a quick fix for this issue: "How about the parents of the community standing up and saying, 'Wait a minute, you're taking the day off and therefore the school has to shut down? OK, today is day without a woman; tomorrow is a day without a job.'"

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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