Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded AG Garland clarify his memo that told the FBI and other DOJ departments to investigate parents protesting critical race theory.
Garland cited threats. harassment, and intimidation as reasons for his actions. He never provided a specific example.
McConnell expressed concern about the memo because it could stifle parents’ freedom of speech.
“Parents absolutely should be telling what their local schools what to teach,” wrote McConnell. “This is the very basis of representative government. They do this both in elections and – as protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution – while petitioning their government for redress of grievance. Telling elected officials they’re wrong is democracy, not intimidation.”