Former Trump official Stephen Miller is pushing back against the Justice Department’s latest attack on parents. The conservative legal group created by Miller is requesting the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General investigate Garland’s memo saying the FBI will mobilize against parents protesting against critical race theory in schools.
Fox News reports:
“Targeting parents in local school boards is atrocious. There’s no lawful basis for doing so. There’s no federal nexus that’s even connected to such an investigation,” Miller told Fox News on Sunday of America First Legal’s OIG request. “There’s not even a half-hearted attempt to suggest this was done for a legitimate law enforcement purpose.”
“It seems quite obvious that it is meant to chill free speech and intimidate parents into silence and into obedience.”
Last week Attorney General Merrick Garland released a memo calling for the FBI to investigate threats of violence made by parents against educators after seeing a “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence.”
“The purpose of our request is to expose the document of this attack on concerned parents. And to both produce the public evidentiary record to make sure that the responsible parties can be held accountable,” Miller added in his comments to Fox News. “Also, it will empower parents who are persecuted, to have remedies, legal remedies.”
“But additionally, the inspector general’s investigation can then engage in the kinds of investigations that can lead to an internal disciplinary action. And of course, as is always the case in any investigation, other legal remedies, as appropriate.”
Parents and lawmakers are shocked and disgusted after reading Garland’s recent memo, immediately pushing back against the damaging claims.