November 16, 2021

Davis, Fischer join colleagues to request DOJ details on involvement in local school business

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) recently joined fellow Republicans in their chambers seeking to determine if the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is using federal law enforcement to intervene in local education matters.

“It is not the job of the federal government to institute a witch hunt against parents effectively penalizing them by investigating dissent,” according to an Oct. 8 letter Sen. Fischer and her Senate colleagues wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

In both letters, lawmakers requested that Garland clarify his Oct. 4 memo about DOJ’s intention to investigate parents voicing concerns at local school board meetings.

“Threats of violence made against any public official should absolutely be investigated and prosecuted, if warranted, by local law enforcement. They are the appropriate entity to…

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