The emergence of an FBI whistleblower with the documentation of new “threat labels” for parents speaking out or becoming unruly at school board meetings is further evidence that Attorney General Merrick Garland has induced Congress in error and that he “is meddling for the teachers’ unions” who broadly support the critical left-wing race theory agenda, Manhattan Institute member Chris Rufo told Fox News Thursday.
“At the bare minimum [Garland] misleads Congress. It’s likely he actually lied to Congress, ”Rufo said. “We know from these whistleblower documents that the FBI mobilized the Counterterrorism Division against regular moms and dads who were protesting at school board meetings.
“We have the documentation going back over a month. Merrick Garland [is] to interfere with the teachers’ unions and the association of school boards, by trying to deflect this anger from the school board. “
In a statement to Fox News, the FBI denied allegations that it actively monitors or investigates parents who oppose elected school board members, writing that it “was never on a mission to investigate parents speaking or controlling speech at school board meetings and we’re not going to start now. “
“The creation of a threat label does not change the long-standing requirements for an investigation,” the office statement concluded.
Rufo disagreed, saying the office – currently headed by Christopher Wray, a former Bush Justice Department official and later attorney for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the George Washington “BridgeGate” scandal in 2013 – is on the opposite side of parents and civilians. in this controversy.
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“This is the battle. It’s the parents against the bureaucrats. I side with the parents,” he said.
Rufo noted that some prominent liberals, such as contemporary comedian and political commentator Bill Maher, have spoken out against the left’s “awake” agenda.
Maher said in a CNN interview on Wednesday that the Democrats have become the party of “no common sense”.
“There’s a reason the term revival has come to mean going too far and doing things that don’t make sense,” Maher added.