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Senate Republicans Demand Answers from Ed. Dept, DOJ Over ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Letter

Senate Republicans Demand Answers from Ed. Dept, DOJ Over ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Letter

To Ed. Sec. Cardona: “Do parents have the fundamental right to direct the upbringing and education of their children?”

https://youtu.be/Ftuzpzx9Yzw

A group of Senate Republicans demanded answers from the Department of Education and Department of Justice about the emails showing that Education Secretary Miguel Cardona requested the NSBA letter that ended up comparing concerned parents to domestic terrorists.

The DOJ used the NSBA letter as an excuse to weaponize FBI, DOJ, and other federal law enforcement officers against those parents.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and ten other Republicans asked Cardona to answer eight questions by February 7. A few include:

  • Did you or anybody at the Department of Education request that the NSBA write its September 29 letter to President Biden, or otherwise communicate any of the information contained in that letter? What was the nature and substance of that requestor communication? What did you, or anybody at the Department of Education, specifically ask NSBA personnel to do in this regard? When was this request made?
  • How did the issues raised in the NSBA’s September 29 letter come to your attention? What was the nature and substance of that communication? Who was that communication with? When did that communication take place?
  • Did any individuals at or associated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, or any other education organization, have any communications with you or anybody at the Department of Education about the issues raised in the NSBA’s September 29 letter? If so, what was the nature and substance of that communication? Who was that communication with? When did that communication take place?

The best question: “Do parents have the fundamental right to direct the upbringing and education of their children?”

Senate Republicans Letter t… by Houston Keene

The letter to Garland reminded the AG that the DOJ used the letter as an excuse to investigate parents. Therefore, the senators wanted to know when Garland learned about Cardona’s request and if anyone at the DOJ spoke to Cardona or anyone at the Education Department about the letter.

This is the third letter to the DOJ about the October 4th memo. Grassley described acting Assistant Attorney General Peter S. Hyun’s response to those letters as “incomplete.” Grassley wrote:

It points to statements from your October 4 memorandum discussing how spirited debate is protected by the First Amendment and that it is the Department of Justice’s job to ensure the safety of all Americans, but frankly those issues were not the focus of our two letters to you on this matter. Rather, we asked you to withdraw your October 4 memorandum because of the chilling effect it has on the speech of American parents. By involving the National Security Division and the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI in local matters, you have created widespread fear that the national security apparatus of the United States is keeping tabs on them.

In other words, answer the questions instead of deflecting.

Senate Republicans Letter t… by Houston Keene

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“F” them all, and burn it down…

Parents rule

The only answer you shall receive is a joke affixed to the “racist” label.

Oh, they’re ‘demanding answers’ how many months later, after somebody else did their jobs for them and exposed the pieces of trash at the DoJ?

Seriously Grassley and Graham are a fucking disgrace.

    Did the GOP Senators send out a Sternly Worded Letter? That’s how we will know they are Gravely Concerned.

    Olinser in reply to Olinser. | January 18, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    EDIT: On further thought, this fuels what I said last week.

    For them to suddenly come out and do this pathetic theatre months later, the polls on the RINOs must be CATASTROPHIC.

    Danny in reply to Olinser. | January 19, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Chuck Schumer loves Olinser and thanks him from the bottom of his heart for his whole hearted enthusiastic participation in the Democrat Party’s operation demoralize, with no pay or recognition he goes to conservative sites to demoralize them and convince them Republican politicians aren’t worth voting for.

    Nancy Pelosi to is most pleased with her special little agent as is Joe Biden who feels Olinser is in a class by himself by proclaiming Republican politicians in the minority without knowledge of internal government documents that weren’t released should have been capable of doing something.

    For working overtime to help Democrats win 2022 you are truly the Democrat Party’s truly special agent.

      AnAdultInDiapers in reply to Danny. | January 19, 2022 at 3:55 am

      re: “convince them Republican politicians aren’t worth voting for”

      I don’t think he needs to do that, many of them are achieving that all by themselves.

Careful the Republicans will put you on double secret probation.

    TX-rifraph in reply to ghost dog. | January 19, 2022 at 8:13 am

    That would be risky as it could lead to “… a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part!” Oh, wait…

    MattMusson in reply to ghost dog. | January 19, 2022 at 11:42 am

    “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

    Who knew that Dean Wormer was talking about GOP Senators?

      healthguyfsu in reply to MattMusson. | January 19, 2022 at 12:55 pm

      Pretty sure the guy (Blutarski) that Dean Wormer was talking to in that movie gets a “where are they now” screen crawl that says he ends up winning political office.

Call me when the r members of the committee refuse to advance any nomination, bill or funding for the DoJ and DoEd. They can do that now, no majority needed. Letters don’t seem to be getting it done.

    You mean exactly as they are doing now?

    Democrats are a majority on the committee the Rs can’t stop anything there.

      CommoChief in reply to Danny. | January 19, 2022 at 3:23 pm

      Danny,

      Your statement about the d holding a majority of members on Senate committee is wrong. Without the willing participation of the r on Senate committee not one item can move out of that committee; split is even with d occupying the chair. So that’s one way.

      Next is use of the filibuster to tie up Senate legislative calendar. Doesn’t have to be a specific bill, just be recognized and continue to hold the floor; speaking filibuster just because they can. How many octogenarian d Senators can remain in chamber to potentially out the r?

      Next is withdrawal/refusal of every unanimous consent request; require the clerk to read the full text of these bills and their amendments. Every single time, the whole bill from scratch not just any amendment or changes. This also significantly impacts the legislative calendar.

      That’s three things off the top of my head that will grind the Senate to a halt without a majority.

“Listen to that,” said the man in a red cloak, “one animal says another animal told it to do something.”
–CORDWAINER SMITH, “NORSTRILIA”

Compare and contrast:

Firearms “red flag” laws involve a family member (but in practice, most often just a cop) filing a complaint that (inconceivably) surrenders the unalienable due-process rights of some other member of their family (but in practice, an arbitrary citizen not related to the cop), “allowing” the state can take unconstitutional action against him.

This scam involved an entirely unrelated citizen (but in practice, an asset bribed by the state) filing a complaint that (inconceivably) “allowed” another agent of the state to take unconstitutional action against arbitrary citizens unrelated to either; to wit, American school parents.

How many times are we going to fall for this con game dressed up in different Barbie outfits?

Ah, an election year! Guess what? There were Republicans in Washington all this time – who knew?!
Now, send out those “strongly worded letters, threaten subpoenas (which you never enforce), hol in contempt ( but never prosecute). Feckless bunch of cowards.

I noticed the comment from Kristi Swett telling her apparent fellow board member that they should find time to strategize. I believe that would be against most sunshine laws. Board business of most school boards are subject to sunshine laws and when members meet, those meetings must be open to the public unless they are discussing specific personnel matters. It appears to be a CYA meeting.

I’m so impressed by their letter writing with strong words that I’m going to consider future $$ donations. Considered it and rejected it.

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