Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said late last week that he has joined a lawsuit to force the Biden administration to release records that might reveal Biden’s attempts to intimidate parents.

In a statement, Carr said these parents tried to speak out on issues concerning their children’s education. The lawsuit follows Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed last fall.

“Specifically, the FOIA requests seek federal officials’ communications preceding an October 4 memo from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that called for FBI surveillance of parents expressing opinions at school board meetings and other forums. In the October 4 memo, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland parroted language from a September 29 letter sent to the Biden administration by the National School Boards Association (NSBA),” Carr said.

“That letter lamented the rise of parents pushing back against divisive ideologies, including Critical Race Theory (CRT). It further suggested that protests by parents across the nation were rising to the level of ‘domestic terrorism.’ Facts then came to light suggesting that the NSBA and the White House worked together to concoct a false premise for targeting parents.”

Last October a 17-state coalition demanded that the Biden administration rescind its threat to use the FBI to monitor parents as they protested peacefully.

The NSBA later apologized for its language comparing parents to domestic terrorists, but the Biden administration has still not rescinded its threatening memo.

In addition to Georgia, states participating in the lawsuit include Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah.

Representative Barry Loudermilk (R-GA-11) last fall said members of the Biden administration misplace vital priorities, especially in how they treat parents at school board meetings versus how they treat a flood of incoming illegal immigrants.

“I want somebody in the administration to get involved [with the border crisis]. My goodness. Look at what’s happening. They are violating the law, and they are not enforcing our laws on the southern border,” Carr said at the time.

“When you look at the testimony yesterday with Garland. He responded immediately to a letter from the National School Board Association. Immediately, without really any consideration.”

Carr and other state attorneys general that month repudiated the Biden administration as well as the NSBA for colluding with one another to threaten parents nationwide.

The state attorneys general said at the time that the Biden administration provided no convincing evidence of any significant spike in threats against school personnel. They also said these actions “seem designed to chill the lawful dissent of parents who express concerns about their children’s education at local public school board meetings.”

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star and The Georgia Star News. Follow Chris on Facebook, Twitter, Parler, and GETTR. Email tips to [email protected].
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