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Psaki Asked About Admin Using PATRIOT Act To Investigate ‘Harassment’ Against School Administrators

"So does the administration agree that parents upset about their kids’ curriculums could be considered domestic terrorists?”

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki gestures as she speaks at a press briefing in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on October 01, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice announced this week that they will be investigating and, potentially, cracking down on “harassment” and “threats of violence” against school boards and administrators — incidents that typically take place at school board meetings where concerns are addressed about curriculum and schools’ COVID restrictions and policies.

As highlighted by The Daily Wire, the DOJ ordered the FBI on Monday to work on curbing “harassment” and “threats of violence” against school administrators after it said the number of such incidents spiked in the past year.

Troublingly, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the deployment of the FBI mere days after the National School Boards Association (NSBA) pushed the Biden administration to take action against the rise in “malice, violence, and threats,” which was categorized as “a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”

Even more concerning, NSBA appealed to Biden to consider the employment of things like the PATRIOT Act when targeting supposedly “malicious” or “violent” individuals, including parents, Red State reported.

When White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was pressed Wednesday on the matter, specifically NSBA’s appeal for use the PATRIOT Act, Psaki refused to give a straight answer, redirecting Fox News reporter Peter Doocy. Here’s the line of questioning, per Red State (emphasis added):

“A week ago, the National School Boards Association wrote to the president to say that their teachers feel like some parents protesting recently could be equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism,” Doocy said. “Then the attorney general put the FBI in the case. So does the administration agree that parents upset about their kids’ curriculums could be considered domestic terrorists?”

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Related: Biden Blasted For ‘Weaponizing’ DOJ Against Parents ‘Speaking Out Against Critical Race Theory’

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