Senate GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is fully on board with the white supremacy agenda in the nation's schools and for mob rule school boards by white parents.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday told Attorney General Merrick Garland that parents "absolutely should be telling" local schools what to teach amid a debate over mask and vaccine mandates, the role of racial equity education and transgender rights in schools that has become a flash point ahead of the 2022 midterms.
"Parents absolutely should be telling their local schools what to teach. This is the very basis of representative government," McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, wrote in a letter. "They do this both in elections and -- as protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution -- while petitioning their government for redress of grievance. Telling elected officials they're wrong is democracy, not intimidation."
CNN has reached out to the Justice Department for comment.
The letter from the Senate Minority Leader comes in response to a Justice Department effort to address the increase in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school board members, teachers and workers in public schools. Earlier this week, Garland directed the FBI and US attorneys' offices to meet with federal, state and local law enforcement leaders "to discuss strategies for addressing this disturbing trend," the department said in a news release.
"Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation's core values," Garland wrote in a memo about the directive. "Those who dedicate their time and energy to ensuring that our children receive a proper education in a safe environment deserve to be able to do their work without fear for their safety."
The National School Boards Association had asked the Biden administration for assistance in dealing with threats against educators for approving mask policies aimed at protecting against Covid-19 and threats over false "propaganda" about critical race theory being taught in classrooms even though that "remains a complex law school and graduate school subject well beyond the scope of a K-12 class."
Not only does McConnell subscribe to the notion that the federal government has no business telling parents what their kids should learn, he goes on to say that protecting school board members from those same angry, racist parents who want to harm or even kill school board members is...intimidation of the parents!
It's the same nonsense we heard when McConnell was a kid 60 years ago. It was racist then, and it's racist now.