U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) called for Attorney General Merrick Garland's resignation following a memo from the National School Board Association revealing that the Biden Administration's plan to intimidate parents with the FBI was premised on misinformation.
Merrick Garland mobilized the FBI to intimidate parents without legal basis and, we now know, premised on misinformation he didn’t bother to verify. It was a dangerous abuse of authority that has badly compromised the Justice Dept’s integrity and Garland’s. He should resign. https://t.co/MXKN5j0L5g— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 23, 2021
Earlier this month Senator Hawley grilled Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco over the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) memo instructing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to more closely monitor local school board meetings. Senator Hawley said the administration is attempting to chill the speech of parents concerned about their children and making unprecedented use of the FBI.