“The principal duties of the Attorney General are to: Represent the United States in legal matters. Supervise and direct the administration and operation of the offices, boards, divisions, and bureaus that comprise the Department.”
As with the Supreme Court, all aspects of the federal government appear to have become infiltrated by political activists. The current AG has a history of left-leaning opinions as a circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1997 to 2021.
After reviewing Attorney General Merrick Garland’s previous testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Seven Republicans are asking AG Garland to testify again.
U.S. Senator Sasse (R-Neb) and others want Garland to clarify his remarks and suggested they conflicted with information from an FBI whistleblower and U.S. attorney’s office. “The FBI should be going after mobsters, not soccer moms. Attorney-General Garland has told one story but the actions of some in the Department of Justice tell another,” said Senator Sasse, in an exclusive statement to Fox News. “He needs to return to the Judiciary Committee and give clear answers to the American people.”
Garland testified before the committee on Oct. 27, when he faced intense questioning over his Oct. 4 memo announcing an FBI investigation of purported intimidation of school boards.
Republicans have alleged that Garland was targeting parents amid fiery battles over critical race theory (CRT) and other controversial curricula at the local level. While Garland didn’t use the words “domestic terrorism” in his memo, it came shortly after the National School Board Association (NSBA) telling the administration that school boards might be encountering just that.
“We remain deeply concerned that your October 4 Memorandum is being used by the DOJ and the FBI as a basis to pursue investigations against American parents for First Amendment-protected activities,” wrote Sens. Sasse, Cruz, R-Texas, Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
“During your testimony on October 27, you told the Senate Judiciary Committee that your Memorandum was merely about ‘setting up meetings,’” the lawmakers added.
“You stated that the ‘purpose of this Memorandum is to get our law enforcement to assess the extent of the problem’ and that the Memo ‘comes before investigations.’ When asked why the DOJ was treating parents at school boards as domestic terrorists, you said: ‘[m]y Memo says nothing about domestic terrorism, says nothing about parents committing any such things.’
As of December 1st, the Attorney General has not responded to the invitation.