The America First Legal team, a conservative group organized and led by former Trump advisor Stephen Miller, has decided to challenge Attorney General Merrick Garland‘s war against parents across the nation, Fox News reported.
Last week, Garland released a memo suggesting that the FBI should partner “with local law enforcement,” to “implement the measures” of “prosecuting” the parents of school children who have expressed concern with Critical Race Theory at school board meetings.
Miller appeared Sunday on Fox News, arguing that Garland is not even trying to frame these investigations as legitimate.
“Targeting parents in local school boards is atrocious,” he said.
“There’s no lawful basis for doing so. There’s no federal nexus that’s even connected to such an investigation,” he continued. “There’s not even a half-hearted attempt to suggest this was done for a legitimate law enforcement purpose.”
Rather, the weaponization of the country’s law-enforcement against parents seemed to be a brazen effort to undermine First Amendment protections, Miller noted.
“It seems quite obvious that it is meant to chill free speech and intimidate parents into silence and into obedience,” he said.
America First hopes to provide parents with legal recourse, if pursued by local or federal law enforcement.
“The purpose of our request is to expose the document of this attack on concerned parents,” Miller said.
“And to both produce the public evidentiary record to make sure that the responsible parties can be held accountable,” he added. “Also, it will empower parents who are persecuted, to have remedies, legal remedies.”
According to Miller, America First Legal also hope to investigate the corrupt Garland over his personal conflict of interest in supporting the promotion of a radical woke curriculum, even though his son-in-law has financial ties to a company that develops such curricular materials.
“But additionally, the inspector general’s investigation can then engage in the kinds of investigations that can lead to an internal disciplinary actio,” Miller said. “And of course, as is always the case in any investigation, other legal remedies, as appropriate.”