Report: Ed. Sec. Cardona Requested NSBA Letter That Described Concerned Parents as Domestic Terrorists
“Should this allegation be true, it would reveal that this administration’s pretextual war on parents came from the highest levels.”
The Parents Defending Education group obtained emails showing the Biden administration, especially Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, requested the National School Boards Association (NSBA) letter that compared concerned parents to domestic terrorists.
The NSBA threw a hissy fit because parents protested Critical Race Theory at school board meetings along with new rules and regulations that could jeopardize the safety of some students.
The meetings got heated, but local law enforcement took care of any situations. I also still do not know of credible threats against school board members.
In a now-retracted letter to Biden in September, the NSBA equated the parents’ actions as “a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.” The members demanded Biden and AG Merrick Garland sic the DOJ, FBI, and the National Security Branch and Counterterrorism Division “a well as any other federal agency with relevant jurisdictional authority and oversight” on the parents.
Garland agreed because on October 4: “Citing an increase in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school board members, teachers and workers in our nation’s public schools, today Attorney General Merrick B. Garland directed the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to meet in the next 30 days with federal, state, Tribal, territorial and local law enforcement leaders to discuss strategies for addressing this disturbing trend. These sessions will open dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, assessment and response by law enforcement.”
At first, it seemed the NSBA sent the letter without any prompt from other unions or a state government, let alone the federal government.
The emails prove otherwise.
On October 5, NSBA board member Marnie Maldonado emailed fellow board member Kristi Swett about the letter. She wanted to know if the NSBA followed a specific policy when drafting the letter to Biden.
Maldonado said she had concerns “about the process by which the statement was mand and the tone that essentially allowed the White House to direct the Attorney General to consider members of our community ‘domestic terrorists.'”
Maldonado wants the NSBA “to focus on civility,” but also look to “local law enforcement to protect members and deal with threats of violence.” She was not thrilled that no one consulted with her about the letter.
Swett told Maldonado she did not “think the letter fell under an emergency situation.”
Swett felt that way because “it certainly was not characterized that when Chip told officers he was writing a letter to provide information to the White House, from a request by Secretary Cordona [sic].”
Chip is Chip Slaven, then-interim director of NSBA. Swett did not provide more details in the email, like why Cardona requested the information or if he persuaded the NSBA to give the administration a reason to step in.
I mean, the letter sounds like a Karen complaint letter. The NSBA never said, “Here is the information you requested, Cardona!” It was literally a statement addressing those wild and crazy parents.
PDE President Nicole Neily told Fox News Digital:
“Should this allegation be true, it would reveal that this administration’s pretextual war on parents came from the highest levels,” PDE President Nicole Neily told Fox News Digital.
“Attorney General Merrick Garland unequivocally stated that he based his memo on the NSBA’s letter – which in turn, mobilized the FBI and US Attorneys,” Neily added. “If Secretary Cardona was truly involved in this ugly episode, it is a significant breach of public trust, and he should be held accountable.”
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