Did the Justice Department order up a letter from this organization so it could “respond” to it by siccing the FBI on parents?
According to Fox News:
Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday requested the assistance of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) for their probe into what they called “troubling attempts” by the White House and the Justice Department to target parents.
“We are investigating the troubling attempts by the Department of Justice and the White House to use the heavy hand of federal law enforcement to target concerned parents at local school board meetings and chill their protected First Amendment activity,” began the letter, which was signed by 19 members of Congress and addressed to NSBA president Viola Garcia and other officers of the organization’s board of directors.
The House Judiciary members mentioned the Sept. 29 letter that the NSBA sent asking the Biden administration to review threats and violence against education administrators and schools to determine if they violate the Patriot Act and hate crime laws. The letter said that some “acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials” could amount to domestic terrorism.
The request came amid clashes between angry parents and educators over COVID-19 policies and critical race theory being taught in classrooms.
Days later, on Oct. 4, Attorney General Merrick Garland sent a memo directing the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to address the “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence.”