Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, has made his decision officially known: Attorney General Merrick Garland needs to resign over using the FBI to intimidate the parents of schoolchildren.
Garland ordered the FBI to investigate parents over a joke of a letter from the National School Board Association (NSBA) that labeled parents as “domestic terrorists.” It was obviously a bunch of baloney, and even the NSBA knew it, withdrawing their letter and apologizing for their words.
But Garland didn’t care. That was the only tidbit he needed to start policing parents that oppose Critical Race Theory like they’re on America’s most wanted list.
“What he’s done is just so wrong,” Hawley said. “I mean, it was the wrong thing to do in the first place to try to use the FBI to tell parents that if they go to a school board meeting, if they voice concerns about their kid’s school, that they could what, get a knock on the door from an agent? There’s no legal basis for that. And now we find out that the School Board Association regrets sending that letter that they said they shouldn’t have sent it in the first place. Garland based his entire FBI memo on that letter, that the school board association has now withdrawn, including their allegations. That just shows that there was never any basis for this at all, and he ought to be accountable for it.”
As you can tell, he was particularly upset that Garland used a practically fraudulent letter to justify overstepping boundaries. “It was the right thing do to withdraw the letter. It was wrong to ever suggest that parents who have concerns about their kid’s school are terrorists and ought to have the Patriot Act used against them, Ainsley, by the way. That’s what the School Board Association initially called for, and that’s why Merrick Garland mobilized the FBI. He said it last week. He said that, well, that letter, it was the letter that prompted him to use the FBI and to say that it was going to start investigating, looking into working with local police with these school boards, and now the School Board Association has withdrawn it. I mean, this is, you talk about an embarrassment for the Biden administration, but also, just an exposure of the fact that they were wrong from the very beginning, and Garland should resign for it.”
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