Education Secretary Miguel Cardona asked the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to write its infamous and since-withdrawn letter to President Biden comparing concerned parents to domestic terrorists, according to Fox News.
The truth emerges – the Biden Administration ASKED FOR the infamous letter calling parents domestic terrorists, and then used it to gin up their war on parents with the FBI. Shameful https://t.co/UD72TD5Giv
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 11, 2022
The letter, sent Sept. 29, 2021, told Biden that school boards across America were facing violence from parents “equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes,” and requested “federal law enforcement and other assistance” in policing those protesting their woke agenda.
BREAKING: Attorney General Merrick Garland has instructed the FBI to mobilize against parents who oppose critical race theory in public schools, citing “threats.”
The letter follows the National School Board Association’s request to classify protests as “domestic terrorism.” pic.twitter.com/NhPU03YOYq
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 4, 2021
Following a public outcry, which included at least 26 state boards distancing themselves from the national organization, the NSBA formally withdrew their letter in October and apologized, but the DOJ refused to rescind Garland’s memo.
It has been known since at least November that the White House colluded with the NSBA in producing the letter.
The Washington Examiner reported on Nov. 11 that “the NSBA met with White House officials in mid-September” before the letter was issued.
Fox News has now reported that it is in possession of an email exchange which proves that “Education Secretary Miguel Cardona solicited the much-criticized letter from the National School Boards Association that compared protesting parents to domestic terrorists.”
According to the emails, obtained through a FOIA request from Parents Defending Education, NSBA interim CEO Chip Slaven “told the [NSBA] officers he was writing a letter to provide information to the White House, from a request by Secretary Cardona.”