Mar 01 2023
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WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland during a committee hearing about the FBI’s targeting parents who were dissatisfied with local school boards.
Kennedy’s key questions to Garland include:
“Didn't you understand the chilling effect that it would have to parents when you issued your directive—when you directed your criminal divisions, and your counter-terrorism divisions—to investigate parents who were angry at school boards and administrators during COVID?” "So, you get this letter from the National School Board Association, asking you to investigate parents—that your employees helped write and the White House helped write—and you issue a directive to your criminal division and to your . . . counterterrorism division, to start investigating parents who are angry. What did you think was going to happen?” “As a result of some of our school board policies, we only experienced the largest learning loss for our kids in modern history. Don't you think parents had a right to be upset?”
Watch the full exchange here.