Blackburn Presses Biden On School Board Association Interactions

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) interrogates President Joe Biden on the administration’s interactions with a group that asked the FBI to look at parents as possible domestic terrorists.

The group mentioned incidents of suspected violence at school board meetings and demanded that Biden send the FBI to investigate. According to Blackburn, association officials communicated with White House employees and the Department of Education in the weeks leading up to the letter’s release.

According to the reports, after an association President was appointed to a national board that sets achievement test criteria, the Justice Department organized a task force to address the issue. On October 13, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona appointed Viola Garcia to the National Assessment Governing Board. The board establishes standards for an accomplishment exam that is used in schools all around the country.

In a letter to President Joe Biden, the letter “appears to be meant to intimidate parents across the country into quiet.” According to parent organizations, the administration attempts to silence them for opposing school safety rules and left-wing curricula.

Moreover, Blackburn wants Biden to reveal who contacted the White House and the National School Boards Association. She also questioned Garcia’s selection to the National Assessment Governing Board. “It raises substantial doubts” about whether Garcia’s selection was tied to his work on a White House letter, according to Blackburn.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has been urged to terminate the investigation by a group of House Republicans. The Justice Department is under increasing pressure to dissolve a task force entrusted with monitoring school board meetings. The Republicans referenced National School Boards Association apologies for part of the letter’s tone.