Well wouldn’t ya know…
Biden administration Education Secretary Miguel Cardona appears to be the person behind the letter sent from the National School Boards Association letter that compared concerned conservative parents to “domestic terrorists,” emails released on Tuesday show.
The emails, obtained by Parents Defending Education through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, show that Cardona was a critical part of the process, according to the emails.
The letter, sent to Joe Biden on Sept. 29, spurred Attorney General Merrick Garland to issue a memo on Oct. 4 for the FBI to be on the lookout for what he termed a “disturbing spike” of “harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence” against school administrators, board members and other school personnel by parents angry over critical race theory, transgender policies masking in schools and other issues.
The letter was withdrawn after NSBA board of directors members expressed frustration that officials sent out the letter without their approval, but Garland has never rescinded his directive, saying that the claims in the letter are valid.
Emails showing that the White House was aware of the letter before it was crafted have been reported, but the newly released emails show that NSBA Secretary-Treasurer Kristi Swett said that the interim chief executive Chip Slaven “told the officers he was writing a letter to provide information to the White House, from a request by Secretary Cardona.”
🔥BREAKING. @DefendingEd just got this via FOIA: In Oct. 5 email, @NSBAPublicEd Sec-Treasurer Kristi Swett said NSBA chief Chip Slaven "told the officers he was writing a letter to provide information to the White House, from a request by Secretary Cardona." Yes, @SecCardona. pic.twitter.com/Gnc4YxkRiL
— Asra Q. Nomani 🐻 (@AsraNomani) January 11, 2022
Should this allegation be true, it would reveal that this administration’s pretextual war on parents came from the highest levels.
The letter inflamed tensions even more after they had started to die down from a summer of protests and heated complaints and school board meetings.
“Concern over the current climate for school board members is also a top priority as disruptions at school board meetings grow and members face growing threats,” Garcia wrote at the time.
“In the September 14, 2021 meeting of the [NSBA Organization of State Association Executive Directors] liaison group, they were informed there had been a meeting with White House staff that morning and that NSBA was preparing to send a letter to the President. Subsequently, on September 17, 2021, the interim Executive Director emailed notice to the state association executive directors that indicated a letter requesting federal assistance would be sent.”
How in the world did American voters manage to elect such a radically corrupt president with an even more insidious administration.
Oh, yeah…we didn’t.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney