Despite the National School Boards Association apologizing for the letter that sparked the fire, Attorney General Merrick Garland stood strong on his memo to Justice Department employees addressing a federal response to violence and intimidation of school board officials.
Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the apology letter had no bearing on the Justice Department’s stance.
“The letter that was subsequently sent does not change the association’s concern of violence or threats of violence. It alters some of the language in the letter…that we did not rely on and is not contained in my own memorandum,” Garland said, per Fox News.
Garland said the Justice Department is not concerned about school board officials, but a “rising tide” of violence against prosecutors, election administrators, judges, and others.
“The only thing the Justice Department is concerned about: violence and threats of violence,” he said. As previously…
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