Revelations emerged yesterday from a damning report by the House Judiciary Committee and its Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
The report exposes how the Biden administration conspired with a powerful lobby group to target and intimidate parents who had the audacity to challenge their radical agenda at school board meetings.
The report shows that there was “no legitimate basis” for Attorney General Merrick Garland’s memo in October 2021 to investigate any threats or harassment against school board members or staff.
The memo was issued in response to a letter from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) that falsely accused parents of “domestic terrorism and hate crimes” for protesting against critical race theory, mask mandates and transgender policies.
The NSBA later retracted the letter after a massive backlash from parents and civil rights groups.
But by then, the damage was done.
Garland’s memo unleashed a wave of intimidation and surveillance by various DOJ components, including the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division and the National Security Division.
The report also reveals that Garland lied under oath when he testified before Congress that his memo was not influenced by the NSBA letter.
In fact, the report uncovers emails and documents showing direct communication between the NSBA and senior officials at the White House, DOJ and the Department of Education before and after the NSBA letter was sent.
The report also shows that local law enforcement agencies around the country reported back to the DOJ that there was no need for federal intervention in school board-related incidents.
This shocking scandal should outrage every American who cares about democracy, free speech and parental rights.
It shows how the Biden administration abused its power and used its law enforcement agencies as political weapons to silence and smear its opponents.
Furthermore, it shows how the Biden administration colluded with a partisan lobby group to create a false narrative of violence and terrorism by parents who were simply voicing their concerns about controversial curricula and education-related policies.
It is also a clear example of how the radical left is trying to weaponize the federal government against anyone who opposes their agenda.
The Biden administration is not only waging war on parents but also on free speech, democracy, and the rule of law.