U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) is under fire for repeatedly voting against the interests of his conservative base. As a result, the three-term Congressman is facing a fierce primary challenge from Bucks County native Alex Entin, who believes Fitzpatrick is not equipped to reverse the direction the country is trending in.
Alex Entin was born in Moldova, which was part of the Soviet Union at the time, before moving to the United States when he was nine.
A father of four, Entin was disturbed after listening in on remote learning lectures his children were receiving during the pandemic.
According to Alex Entin, the themes covered in “Social Emotional Learning” have eerie similarities to his memories in Soviet classrooms. “I started noticing things that were very reminiscent of what I saw when I lived under a communist regime, and that got me really concerned,” Entin said during a recent appearance on the In The Den podcast.
“So in third grade, under the communist regime in Moldova, I’m sitting in class and the teacher says ‘If I call out your name, please stand up,’ Entin stated. His name was ultimately called, so he stood up, thinking nothing of it at the time. “After she was done, she turns to the rest of the class and says ‘please take a look at the kids who are standing, they’re Jewish.’
Entin believes that Pennsylvania’s Social Emotional Learning curriculum replaces class struggles with race. The themes, however, are “the same cultural Marxist ideology meant to divide kids,” Entin says.
Social Emotional Learning is Pennsylvania’s euphemism for CRT-themed curriculum, which goes by a number of different names across the country. Leftists repeatedly claim that “critical race theory” is not being taught in schools, even though such curriculum is very much present across the nation, only under different labels.
Alex Entin is very much aware of shifting leftist definitions and has spoken at numerous school board meetings. He also believes that Fitzpatrick is woefully out of touch on this issue.
Rep. Fitzpatrick has received endorsements from the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) in numerous cycles, making him the lone Republican to receive backing from the massive union. PSEA’s website proudly states that it has formed a “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force on Racial Justice and Equity” and has fought efforts from grassroots activists who have pushed back against leftist curriculum in schools.
The PSEA is also a subsidiary of the National Education Association (NEA), which urged big tech companies to crack down on efforts to remove leftist ideology from schools. In an October letter, the NEA referred to pushback as “propaganda” and baselessly claimed that a “small but violent group of radicalized parents” were threatening its members.
“It’s a terrible, terrible situation,” Alex Entin told National File. “Fitzpatrick actually supports this divisive ideology in our schools.”
In addition to his long-standing stamp of approval from the PSEA, Rep. Fitzpatrick has voted with Democrats on numerous occasions. He voted against a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, joined Democrats in expanding gun control measures and was one of 35 Republicans to vote in favor of establishing a January 6 commission. He also voted for the “Equality Act”, which allows biological males to compete in women’s sports.
None of this sits well with Alex Entin, who believes now is the “perfect time” to challenge Fitzpatrick. “People are noticing the things he’s been voting for. They’re realizing that Fitzpatrick is not in favor of an America First agenda,” Entin said of his conversations with voters in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District.
“The enthusiasm is there. As bad as COVID has been, the silver lining is that the pandemic has been eye opening for a-lot of people,” Entin told National File. “People are paying attention to things they weren’t before, like Fitzpatrick’s record.”
Alex Entin, who has lived in Bucks County for 28 years, believes he can better represent the district than Kevin McCarthy ally Brian Fitzpatrick.
Pennsylvania’s primary election is slated for May 17.