Documents Unearth Biden Administration to Blame for Parents Being Labeled Terrorists
Members of Congress are calling for President Biden’s Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, to resign following an email acquired by Parents Defending Education through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The email revealed that the Biden Administration and Sec. Cardona asked for the letter that was sent by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) that essentially claimed parents should be treated as domestic terrorists when it comes to their rhetoric at school board meetings.
An NSBA official clarified who instructed this letter in a portion of the email:
At the time, no. I didn’t think the letter fell under an emergency situation, it certainly was not characterized that way when Chip told the officers he was writing a letter to provide information to the White House, from a request by Secretary Cardona.
ACLJ Director of Government Affairs Thann Bennett explained the situation:
We know this at least originated at the Department of Education, now at the Secretary level. It is almost unbelievable that it didn’t originate at the White House. The White House very likely told the Department of Education – the Secretary – to request this letter from the NSBA. Then of course, they sent this letter back to the White House, so the White House could have some justification for taking some action. . . . I will almost guarantee you later on in the month when the NSBA retracted this letter, guess where I bet that request came from? I am almost sure that request came from the White House too, because the letter was starting to cause them political problems. . . . The threat of terror in the world remains very, very real. What in the world is this Administration doing diverting resources from combatting that terror and taking the people that are responsible for being on alert for terrorism and aiming them at the parents of our school children? It’s a travesty for those parents and it’s also a travesty because it makes us less safe as a nation.
The Biden Administration is not only trying to silence parents, but they are also trying to silence pro-life activists. ACLJ Senior Counsel Ed White explained how that happened in one of our cases:
This case started in 2013 when the Center for Medical Progress began an undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood and abortion providers. Through the videos that they acquired, you have Planned Parenthood people negotiating the sale of fetal body parts admitting they could modify their abortion procedure to get better specimens, and then the famous comment from one of the Planned Parenthood people was saying that she wanted a Lamborghini. . . .
A lawsuit was filed by Planned Parenthood as soon as these videos were released. . . . The House and the Senate conducted an investigation and made criminal referrals about what was going on with the sale of the fetal body parts. The states of Louisiana and Texas and . . . other states disqualified Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program. One of these fetal procurement companies in Los Angeles admitted to the transfer of fetal body parts and to a close to $8 million fine.
The case proceeded and we have a two-month trial in 2019 in San Francisco. During the trial a lot of the testimony . . . came out, but the federal trial judge instructed the jury not to consider what Planned Parenthood had done, but only consider what the defendants did with regard to the undercover investigation. After that trial, the jury ruled against the defendants’ including our client and issued damages of 2 million dollars. Then the trial judge later issued an order for 13 million dollars in attorney fees and costs. . . .
We took an appeal; that case has been pending. . . . And the Ninth Circuit has just issued an order . . . saying that oral argument will be held in April.
Read more about the case here.
In an effort to control more issues in our country like abortion, President Biden is trying to federalize our elections. As we told you, President Biden traveled to Georgia to grandstand for the passage of new nationalized voting rights rules. In his speech, he made some very controversial comparisons when he said:
So, I ask every elected official in America: How do you want to be remembered? At consequential moments in history, they present a choice: Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis? This is the moment to decide to defend our elections, to defend our democracy.
ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy and former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell summed up what is wrong with this speech:
It is pathetic. It is a total distraction. It is the lowest point that Joe Biden has had in his presidency. He is desperate to change the issue. . . . If you look at every single issue . . . he is completely failing. And he is now a puppet of these progressives who just want to say if you don’t want to federalize elections to make sure that people get to vote without identification. If you don’t support this, then somehow you’re a racist. . . . I think the conservatives and Republicans need to get much more aggressive about this.
We can’t allow the President and the Left to make those comparisons about those of us who want fair and secure elections.
Today’s full Sekulow broadcast is complete with even more analysis of Sec. Cardona and the Biden Administration requesting parents be labeled as terrorists, an update on a pro-life case, and President Biden traveling to Georgia to push new voting rules.
Watch the full broadcast below.