The Biden administration conspired with the National School Boards Association in order to write the NSBA’s Sept. 29, 2021, letter to President Joe Biden in which there was a push for federal law enforcement and counterterrorism tools, including the Patriot Act to be used against parents.
In a report by the House Judiciary Committee’s Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government released on Tuesday, the information about the administration’s attempts to silence those critical of education policies before Virginia’s 2021 gubernatorial race was included.
Following the NSBA’s letter, Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo on Oct. 4, 2021, in which he instructed the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s offices to look into any potential threats brought forth by parents during school board meetings.
The memo was sent out close to a month before the Virginia gubernatorial race during which education policies were one of the key issues discussed. Republican Glenn Youngkin managed a narrow victory against Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
Committee Republicans have repeatedly pushed for Garland to rescind the memo, but so far Garland has refused. Garland has also been blasted for essentially dubbing parents as domestic terrorists even though they were simply exercising their First Amendment rights.
The report also noted that from the “set of material produced in response to the subpoenas” it is obvious that the Biden administration had used federal law enforcement for federal purposes. This they claim is an example of how the government has weaponized the agencies against parents.