House Republicans Subpoena Former NSBA Officials
House Republicans demanded documents and testimony from the former heads of the National School Boards Association Monday in regards to an ongoing investigation into the alleged “weaponization” of the Justice Department against parents.
At issue is a letter NSBA sent to the Justice Department in 2021 outlining more than 20 cases of threats and harassment across several states. The letter said some of the threats against school officials “could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism.”
In response, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to discuss strategies for addressing rising threat levels against school officials. An outcry ensued.
Despite the focus on threatening activities, Republicans have said NSBA and the federal government were targeting parents who complained about some schools’ “woke” policies on gender identity and other issues. They want details on the discussions that were held and what if any precautions were taken to ensure protection of free speech.
This is the second round of subpoenas issued in the probe. Last month, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) issued his subpoenas to Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.
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