Friday evening on Twitter, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) demanded that Attorney General Merrick Garland resign over threatening parents with the FBI due to faulty information from National School Board Association (NSBA).
“Merrick Garland mobilized the FBI to intimidate parents without legal basis and, we now know, premised on misinformation he didn’t bother to verify,” Hawley tweeted. “It was a dangerous abuse of authority that has badly compromised the Justice Dept’s integrity and Garland’s. He should resign.”
The National School Board Association apologized Friday for calling parents concerned about Critical Race Theory (CRT) “domestic terrorists” who should be targeted by the FBI. “On behalf of NSBA, we regret and apologize for the letter,” the NSBA wrote to its members. “There was no justification for some of the language included in the letter.”
On Thursday, Garland was questioned before the House Judiciary Committee as to the source for intimidating parents with the FBI. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) asked if Garland had believed there were parents acting as terrorists because the NSBA had told him so.
“So, you read the letter, that’s your source?” Jordan asked. “Are there some studies on that or some investigation someone did that said there’s been a disturbing uptick, or did you just take the words of the National School Boards Association?”
I think we all know the answer to that.