FIRST AT DW: House Republicans Rebuke Merrick Garland Over Schools Memo: ‘This Is Not Domestic Terrorism’

FIRST AT DW: House Republicans Rebuke Merrick Garland Over Schools Memo: ‘This Is Not Domestic Terrorism’


House Republicans, led by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), have sent a letter to Biden administration Attorney General Merrick Garland calling his recent schools memo an effort to weaponize the DOJ and curb Constitutional rights. The DOJ memo, dated earlier this week, pledged to address threats against school officials, and comes amidst a wave of parent opposition to Critical Race Theory and mask mandates.

The Republican letter, issued Thursday, takes Garland to task for a “recent announcement that you intend to mobilize the Department of Justice (DOJ) to address the ‘threat of violence against school administrators.’ Your decision comes after the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent a letter to President Biden referring to parents’ concerns regarding critical race theory in the classroom as ‘propaganda’ and asserting

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