by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2022
With their chances of regaining control of Congress improving by the day, Republican leaders have instructed the Biden administration to preserve documents related to the FBI’s targeting of parents as “domestic terrorists” at school board meetings, the ongoing crisis at the border, the botched U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and other scandals.
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said that he sent a series of preservation letters on Monday to White House chief of staff Ron Klain, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.
Jordan said Klain, Cardona, and Mayorkas were engaged in “misuse of federal criminal and counterterrorism resources” in the targeting of parents who protested the teaching of critical race theory at their kids’ schools and school mask mandates.
The Department of Justice directed federal authorities to investigate the parents in response to a request from the National School Boards Association, a nonprofit comprised of states’ school board associations, that said the threats against educators and school officials were akin to “a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”
In a separate letter last week, Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul told Secretary of State Antony Blinken to preserve documents regarding the “disastrous Afghanistan evacuation.” McCaul, the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee will likely become the chairman in a GOP-run House.
U.S. troops were withdrawn by Aug. 30, 2021, allowing the Taliban to take control of the country. As U.S. personnel and Afghans rushed to get out, a terrorist bomb attack at the Kabul Airport killed more than 100 Afghans and 13 U.S. Marines.
House Republicans have said that, if they do take control in next year’s Congress, they will investigate political bias at the DOJ and FBI, as well as Joe Biden’s involvement in the overseas business dealings of his son Hunter Biden and his brother James Biden.