Far-left House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Wednesday stymied an attempt by Rep. Jim Jordan to subpoena officials involved in the FBI investigating concerned parents as “domestic terrorists” at the behest of the National School Boards Association (NSBA).
The NSBA had sent a letter to the Biden administration asking it to investigate parents concerned about their children’s educations as “domestic terrorists.” Shortly thereafter, Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI to look into those parents. A whistleblower revealed that the FBI was using “counterterrorism tools” to do so.
Jordan used his opening statement during a Judiciary Committee hearing to submit a resolution to the committee that would subpoena Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, and NSBA President Dr. Viola Garcia for questioning.
Merrick Garland “either misled us, or he was clueless, and either one is bad,” Jordan told Breitbart News. “Because he said on the 21st, ‘I cannot imagine any circumstances where parents are treated as domestic terrorists.’ Problem was, 24 hours before that, the head of counterterrorism at the FBI, Tim Langan, had sent out an email to FBI agents around the country saying ‘use counterterrorism measures on parents, put this label, this designation, this, quote, threat tag on parents’ who are simply moms or dads who are simply speaking up at school board meetings, saying, ‘We don’t want this crazy [critical race theory] stuff taught to our kids.’”
“I don’t think the school board letter was the catalyst,” Jordan added. “I think the Biden administration and the Garland Justice Department set out — their goal was to go after parents and chill any speech that was critical of what they wanted to do. And they were just looking for a pretext, a catalyst, an excuse to do what they wanted to do. And they go, ‘Oh, let’s work with the school board association to get them to send us the letter, then we’ll go do what we want to do.’”