AG Garland is on Capitol Hill today and is getting absolutely grilled by several different Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee.
In one instance Garland revealed that a letter from the leftist National School Board Association was the impetus for his targeting of parents complaining about CRT under the guise of violence and threats:
Attorney General Garland’s only “evidence” that parents are “threatening” school board members?
The radically liberal National School Board Association told him so.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 21, 2021
He also cited what he read in the ‘newspaper’. Seriously. He didn’t cite any investigation done by the DOJ or FBI before putting out that memo, just a letter from the NSBA and ‘reports’ in the newspaper. It’s no wonder people have lost complete faith in these now partisan institutions.
Earlier, Jim Jordan wanted to play a video of parents voicing concerns about CRT, but Democrats blocked it citing a phony rule about protocol:
A fight broke out at a House Judiciary hearing after Rep. Nadler blocked Rep. Jordan from playing a video of parents at school board meetings pic.twitter.com/Fcc2WFsgjf
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) October 21, 2021
Rep. Mike Johnson also went after Garland on his conflict of interest given that his son-in-law is selling CRT materials to thousands of schools around the country:
"I understand your talking point. You're not answering my question, Mr. Attorney General."@RepMikeJohnson grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland about his potential Critical Race Theory conflict of interests, at Thursday's committee hearing. pic.twitter.com/8NeSbSDIZb
— Newsmax (@newsmax) October 21, 2021
Garland claimed his memo has nothing to do with his son-in-law and refused any suggestion that he should have the DOJ’s ethics council look into it.
Chip Roy proceeded to grill Garland on the sexual assault that happened in Loudoun County earlier this year by a student pretending to be transgender:
Rep. @chiproytx presses AG Garland on the Loudoun County sexual assault scandal.
GARLAND: "This sounds like a state case, and I'm not familiar with it…I don't know any of the facts of this case." pic.twitter.com/VGmDPIrRf7
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 21, 2021
After hearing Garland admit he knew nothing of this, Mercedes Schlapp wondered how it’s possible that Garland wasn’t briefed on it? Luke Rosiak, who broke the story in the first place, responded that the FBI wasn’t interested in pursuing it:
The FBI called Loudoun to ask about the incident hours after it showed up on dispatch logs as calls for backup to deal with an "upset parent."
When it learned it was actually a sexually assault, it said it wasn't interested. https://t.co/QSacd89WX9
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) October 21, 2021