The House Judiciary Committee’s most recent report proclaimed there was “no legitimate basis” for the attempts of the Biden administration to deem parents who are demonstrating at school board meetings as potential domestic terrorists who must face a federal probe.
BREAKING: The House Weaponization Subcommittee has released a damning report on Merrick Garland’s memo targeting school boards referring to it as a "manufactured issue" with "misapplied priorities" and no "legitimate basis for the AG's anti-parent memo" pic.twitter.com/F4Hr0qegMT
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 22, 2023
Fox News reported that The House Judiciary Committee and its subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government finalized an interim staff report on the controversy, accusing the Biden administration of taking aim at parents at school board meetings who were “voicing concerns about controversial curricula and education-related policies.”
“From the initial set of material produced in response to the subpoenas, it is apparent that the Biden administration misused federal law-enforcement and counterterrorism resources for political purposes,” stated the report.
The report found that the DOJ’s own records show that there was no reasonable justification for Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s directive to target school parents or the department’s enforcement of it.
This was in reference to an October 2021 memo, in which Garland called for the FBI to work with local law enforcement and U.S. attorneys to deliberate on alleged parental threats at school board meetings against faculty and “prosecute them when appropriate.”
Just a few weeks ago, Garland was confronted over his DOJ school board memo at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, with Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) asking if he understands “the chilling effect that it would have to parents when you issued your directive when you directed your criminal divisions and your counter-terrorism divisions to… investigate parents who were angry at school boards and administrators during COVID?”
Garland attempted to deny Kennedy’s accusation, insisting that the First Amendment rights of school parents were never threatened.
Kennedy quickly responded by pointing out that a letter drafted to Joe Biden by the head of the nation’s largest school board association said that parents who are upset with current public education policies ought to be probed under the Patriot Act as potential domestic terrorists.
Parents who were urged to be put under intense investigation by the government included those who oppose mask mandates as well as anyone who objects to the teaching of critical race theory.
The House Judiciary Committee charged the Biden administration “acted out of political motivations rather than for law-enforcement reasons” and explained because of that, “parents around the country had FBI ‘assessments’ opened into them.”