'We did not sic the FBI on parents': Attorney General Merrick Garland defends school memo

Posted on AllSides October 27th, 2021
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Attorney General Merrick Garland defended his memo about assisting local school officials against violence and threats of violence, as Senate Republicans blasted the memo as "shameful" and "intimidating," and one called for his resignation.

The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, said Garland politicized the department and urged him to revoke the Oct. 4 memo. Grassley said the memo would target parents expressing concerns about curriculum on critical race theory or about mask mandates under the First Amendment.

“That is a poisonous, chilling effect,” Grassley said. “This kind of...

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