U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement after reports that Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona solicited a National School Board Association letter which compared parents to domestic terrorists.

“Secretary Cardona needs to explain himself to the American people. Parents aren’t the enemy, and it would be inexcusable if he solicited that kind of rhetoric from the National School Board Association. The baseless, dishonest allegations of terrorism in the NSBA letter are vile because they’re designed to silence important discussions about education. Cabinet officials shouldn’t be joining wild-eyed radicals’ attempts to squash debate. Irresponsible accusations about ‘domestic terrorism’ are political hackery, not public service. The Biden administration needs to take a big step back from fanaticism and end the needless politicization of every aspect of our lives.”
 
Background: 

After an oversight hearing with Attorney General Merrick Garland, Senator Sasse led members of the Senate Judiciary Committee requesting the evidence the Attorney General used to draft the School Board memo. As of date the Judiciary Committee still has not received a response to the letter.

In November, Senator Sasse and members of the Judiciary Committee wrote to the Attorney General again, requesting that he return to the committee to provide additional testimony regarding the School Board Memo as his past statements to the Committee appeared misleading.

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