October 5, 2021
‘Attorney General Garland is weaponizing the DOJ by using the FBI to pursue concerned parents and silence them through intimidation.’
Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed Tuesday to defend Floridians after the Department of Justice ordered federal law enforcement to address the nation’s “disturbing spike” in threats against educators and school board members amid the pandemic.
The order, issued by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, comes after the National School Boards Association urged the federal government to address a reported rise of threats and harassment against educators.
In a letter, the organization warned President Joe Biden that educators are under “immediate threat” and need a federal intervention. Educators, the letter says, are facing backlash over school mask mandates and the “false inclusion” of critical race theory into curriculum.