Congress Demands Answers From Attorney General Garland Over Outrageous “Threat Tag” On Parents


Jordan Sekulow

November 22, 2021

The Biden Administration has capitulated to the demands of the Taliban, sought to appease China, and is actively courting Iran to renegotiate the dangerous nuclear deal. But don’t worry, because the Biden FBI is diligently tracking the real threat in America: PARENTS.

A bombshell email dated Oct. 20th from a whistleblower reportedly indicates the creation of a “threat tag” to be applied to parents and states:

We ask that your offices apply the threat tag to investigations and assessments of threats specifically directed against school board administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.

Just last month, Attorney General Merrick Garland testified before Congress that neither the Biden Justice Department nor the Biden FBI were targeting parents who criticize public school boards or curriculums for controversial policies or labeling them as “domestic terrorists.” But as we just told you, a leaked DOJ memo seems to confirm just the opposite. According to the memo, the FBI created a “threat tag” to mark instances of so-called “harassment” by parents.

I spoke with Congressman and ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-4) who told me he wants Attorney General Garland brought back before Congress to explain this blatant contradiction to his own testimony:

Merrick Garland testified in front of us and said ‘we were not in any way treating parents as domestic terrorists.’ There was just one problem with that statement – one day before that there was an email sent from the counterterrorism division of the FBI to special agents in charge, FBI agents around the country, saying just the opposite. Saying put a label, put a tag, put this terrorist tag . . . this “threat tag” on parents. So Merrick Garland needs to come back in front of us, and I tell you the first question I would ask is what’s the number? How many parents now have this label, this tag, associated with their name?

What’s the number? We need to talk to these guys because they got caught going after moms and dads for simply standing up and saying we don’t want this CRT, this racist, ‘hate America’ curriculum taught to our kids.

It appears the Biden Administration thinks it can treat concerned American parents like terrorists simply because they won’t kowtow to the Left’s twisted agenda. Attorney General Merrick Garland needs to come back before Congress and answer why he made this inaccurate statement – and Congress needs to hold him accountable.

What’s really sad is that President Biden holds more contempt for American moms and dads than he does for Iran – the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. ACLJ Senior Counsel for Global Affairs (and former Sec. of State) Mike Pompeo discussed the Biden Administration’s ongoing commitment to repeating the mistakes of the Obama Administration when it comes to Iran. Last week the Biden Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley undertook a diplomatic mission to court Iran, whatever the cost to global security.

Sec. Pompeo shared his expert analysis on the Biden Administration’s naïve incompetence when it comes to dealing with Iran, and how it makes us look to our allies in the region:

He’s doing precisely what the Obama Administration did, which is to seek to get peace whatever that means with the Iranians through complete and total capitulation. I think they’ve come to view the United States, not as an adversary, but as prey – someone they can victimize. Malley when he spoke said, ‘well the problem with Iran is that they’ve been excluded’ as if he’d forgotten in 1979 they took American hostages for 444 days. As if he’d forgotten that they continue to develop their nuclear capabilities. As if he didn’t observe the terrorists in Yemen, in the Gaza Strip, in Lebanon with Hezbollah, and with others around the world are underwritten and supported by Iran. They have a fundamental misconception of Iran as a player in the region for good. I literally got back from the Middle East a few hours ago, I was in Saudi Arabia, and the Emirates. I think the people in those places know that Iran is a real threat and they are very concerned that the United States is demonstrating weakness in the face of Iranian aggression.

Another threat the Biden Administration doesn’t seem to be taking seriously is exploding inflation and the financial burden being dropped on American consumers. Here we are in the holiday season and American budgets are strained to say the least yet President Biden and the radical Left think the answer is to spend even more. And now that the Administration’s Build Back Better reconciliation package has been passed in the House and is moving to the Senate, we can only expect to see it get worse. I asked Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn if she and her colleagues in the Senate were aware of how difficult it’s getting out there for working Americans.

Absolutely I understand it. I couldn’t believe when I went to the grocery store this weekend how much prices on some items I regularly buy have gone up. And the other thing was the lack of items that you were seeing on the shelf. Now the ‘Build Back Broke,’ as I call it, agenda that they have and this budget that they passed, putting all this money into the system, it doesn’t speed up a recovery. It slows it down. Government control doesn’t speed up recovery. It slows it down.

It is good to know we have members of Congress staying on top of this Administration and willing to challenge its dangerous agenda. What’s truly concerning is we’re not even through President Biden’s first year in office.

Finally, while many of us will gather with our families this week to give thanks, we must take a moment to pause and pray for the families affected by the tragic events that took place last night in Waukesha, WI. Instead of celebrating Thanksgiving, the families affected will be left picking up the pieces after losing precious loved ones. While details continue to unfold, we can only hold up the victims and their families in prayer, and we urge all ACLJ members to do the same.

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