House Republicans called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to withdraw his controversial memo involving the FBI in policing school board meetings after the group whose letter prompted the memo withdrew it and apologized for likening parent protesters to “domestic terrorists.”
Garland revealed last week that the Justice Department and White House communicated about the National School Boards Association letter before Garland issued his memo , and new emails from the NSBA itself showed it was in touch with the White House about its letter prior to publishing. Internal emails showed NSBA board members objected to sending the letter to President Joe Biden , and NSBA ended up withdrawing the letter the day after Garland’s testimony.
“The NSBA expressed regret about and formally apologized for its letter to President Biden,” the GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee wrote to Garland on Monday. “Because the NSBA letter was the basis for your memorandum and given that your memorandum has been and will continue to be read as threatening parents and chilling their protected First Amendment rights, the only responsible course of action is for you to fully and unequivocally withdraw your memorandum immediately.”
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican, asked Garland if it was just a coincidence the NSBA sent a letter to Biden and just five days later Garland issued his memo. The Biden attorney general admitted the letter was a “relevant factor” in his memo.
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