Friday, May 13, 2022

When armed men come to visit...from the government.

House Judiciary Committee Republicans claimed Wednesday that FBI whistleblowers have disclosed evidence that the Department of Justice opened investigations into parents for allegedly threatening school boards.

What is the background?

Attorney General Merrick Garland incited national controversy last October after he issued a memorandum that dispatched FBI agents to investigate an alleged "disturbing spike" of "harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence" against school board members.

Garland was responding to an "urgent request" from the National School Boards Association, which claimed school board members were "under an immediate threat." That threat? Parents who showed up at school board meetings and voiced frustration over school closures, mask mandates, and progressive curriculum.

What is happening now?

Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mike Johnson (R-La.) sent Garland a letter on Wednesday revealing the whistleblower information, and they demanded that Garland rescind his October memorandum

The lawmakers claim evidence disclosed by the whistleblowers contradicts previous congressional testimony in which Garland denied such investigative efforts against parents.


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