Garland Tap Dances Amid Questions About DOJ School Memo

Garland Tap Dances Amid Questions About DOJ School Memo

Garland Tap Dances Amid Questions About DOJ School Memo

Merrick Garland tap dances horribly. That DOJ memo labeling parents who dare question schools and school boards as domestic terrorists was a mistake. We all know it, and so does he. However, during the hearing today, rather than admit it, the tap dancing commenced.

Keep in mind, this memo came out on the heels of the NSBA letter, which you can read in full here. In fact, I’d urge our readers to read all of it. The entire letter implies that anyone who speaks up at a school board meeting, and is critical of anything the schools or school boards are doing, is dangerous and inciting a mob. 

The DOJ memo went a step further and outright stated that anyone speaking up at a meeting could and should be turned into the FBI tip center. 

Threats of violence against school board members, officials, and workers in our nation’s public schools can be reported by the public to the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center (NTOC) via its national tip line (1-800-CALL-FBI) and online through the FBI website ( To ensure that threats are communicated to the appropriate authorities, NTOC will direct credible threats to FBI field offices, for coordination with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and law enforcement partners as appropriate. Reporting threats of violence through NTOC will help the federal government identify increased threats in specific jurisdictions as well as coordinated widespread efforts to intimidate educators and education workers.

Keep in mind, that if there are threats to school board members, then this should be handled by the LOCAL police. NOT the FBI! In fact, essentially ZERO of the so-called threats listed by the NSBA were threats at all. I know, I went through most of those links. 

Parents have freedom of speech. School boards are supposed to listen to and answer questions from the parents about what takes place in their local schools. That is their JOB. Yet, many school boards are shutting down questions they don’t like. Guess what? They cannot do that. Furthermore, for the Department of Justice to get the FBI involved and set up a DEDICATED TIP LINE? 

Yes, Jim Jordan is correct. That so-called “tip line” is a snitch line pure and simple. Jordan also wanted to show a video compilation of parents speaking at school board meetings. Jerry Nadler quickly made up a rule to get the video quashed. What Nadler is afraid of is that Garland’s tap dances weren’t going to be enough, so he decided to help.

Garland also tried to convince the committee that he only found out about the memo ….ON THE NEWS, but it didn’t really label parents as domestic terrorists. Except it did, and it does. Furthermore, as Chuck Ross found out, the White House and the DOJ did indeed collaborate on the NSBA letter!

The country’s largest school board association collaborated with the Biden White House before sending a controversial letter calling on the FBI to investigate parents as potential domestic terrorists, according to previously unreported emails.

The emails, obtained by Parents Defending Education through public records requests and reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, reveal that the National School Board Association’s president and CEO sent the letter to Biden on Sept. 29 without approval from the organization’s board. The letter said that the acts of some parents at school board meetings across the country could be considered “a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”

Many local school boards have understandably dropped out of the NSBA association. Now to find out that most of the actual NSBA board didn’t know about this collaboration? Wow. 

Meanwhile Garland’s tap dances continued. When asked about the ethics issues regarding his son-in-law’s company selling progressive critical race theory materials to schools around the country and the potential conflict of interest, Garland danced. You see, he doesn’t need to submit to an ethics review, he’s the Attorney General! Not only that, but we shouldn’t presume there’s a conflict of interest and we are supposed to assume that Garland and his son-in-law have never talked shop. What horseshit. 

Then there’s his jaw-dropping answer regarding the sex assault cases at Loudon County schools. 

Are you freaking kidding me??!! The entire NSBA letter used Scott Smith’s reaction at the Loudon school board meeting as an example of domestic terrorism! The DOJ memo took that information and used it to craft their memo! So for Garland’s tap dances to include a denial of knowledge of this case? Garland is a tool. A complete and utter tool. 

Yet Merrick Garland spent the day in a series of tap dances in order to avoid answering any question truthfully. Instead, we are supposed to believe that he found out about the DOJ memo from the news, doesn’t consider parents as domestic terrorists, and knows nothing about anything regarding the sexual assault cases in Loudon County Schools. 

I’m definitely thrilled that Merrick Garland isn’t on the Supreme Court, but his term at the DOJ is proving to be dangerous to our freedoms. 

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