I believe it is time to defund the FBI.
After all the revelations about their role in the false Russian Collusion case and their lying to authorities, now comes a new role, which is equally disgusting.
President Joe Biden has tasked his Attorney General Merrick Garland to use the FBI to probe parents who attend school board meetings and speak up for their children against the district employing Critical Race Theory.
Garland, who should be standing up for the parents First Amendment rights, accuses these parents of being domestic terrorists because they refuse to put up with woke policies.
FBI Director Christopher Wray already has a checkered past as the agency faces more scrutiny from Special Counsel John Durham over its botched handling of the Russian Collusion probe.
Surely parents speaking up for their children at local school board meetings over woke policies or mask mandates does not constitute a national threat. These parents just want their children to be able to get back to a normal life. They are rebelling against the racist policies being implemented in schools.
A large part of Critical Race Theory is based on the color of your skin. If you are White, then you are assumed to be the oppressor of all people who are not white. This is what parents across the country are rising up against.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis tweeted “Attorney General Garland is weaponizing the DOJ by using the FBI to pursue concerned parents and silence them through intimidation. Florida will defend the free speech rights of its citizens and will not allow federal agents to squelch dissent.”
To be sure I deplore anybody who threatens violence against a public official, but to bring in the FBI as if it is a national crisis is certainly meant to intimidate people not to speak out. Local law enforcement can handle the matter.
Sen. Josh Hawley came to the defense of parents in a letter he sent to Garland after his announcement.
“All around the country, Americans are speaking out against the radical racist ideology sometimes called ‘critical race theory,’” the Missouri Republican wrote.
“Americans have responded to this radical ideology by winning elections for local school boards and protesting peacefully at school board meetings. Yet your memo yesterday to the FBI and local US Attorneys ignored all of this and warned of an insurgence of ‘threats of violence’ and ‘efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views.’”
“I certainly share your view that threats of violence have no place in this country, but the backdrop of your memo strongly suggests that your concern is not violence, but democratic pushback against critical race theory,” Hawley wrote.