It looks like Americans are not all happy with the Biden Administration’s effort to have the DOJ and the FBI investigating parents over supposed “threats” at school board meetings.
A new poll from the Convention of States Action shows that 57% of those surveyed are not in favor of this effort, while 19.8% are. The others were not sure because they hadn’t heard of the announcement or didn’t know enough about it. That means of the people who did know about it, basically 57% of almost 77% were against it. That’s a pretty significant majority as Mark Meckler, the president of the Convention of States Action observed. “One can plainly see that those who are aware that Merrick Garland made this announcement oppose him by large majorities,” he said.
“The very idea that our attorney general would direct our nation’s federal law enforcement to target everyday moms and dads who are rightly concerned about their children’s education is shocking and hard to fathom,” he said. “These are the tactics of totalitarians in places like China and North Korea, not here in America.” [….]
“The nearly 20% who support Garland’s attack on parents are consistent throughout all of our polls, in which we see that roughly this percentage of voters will support practically anything the Democrats support — a scary reality in these challenging times.”
63.4% of independents don’t support it, 73.2% of Republicans are against it and even 37.2% of Democrats oppose it. More Democrats oppose it than are in favor of it with only 29% supporting it and 33% who are not sure.
It’s created a huge backlash against the effort after it was announced by Attorney General Merrick Garland. Garland seemed to admit during his testimony on Thursday that he acted largely on the basis of a letter from the NSBA, he didn’t list any other data in the exchange he had with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on the subject. The political letter from the NSBA demonized parents who were protesting politicized agendas in schools like Critical Race Theory and suggested they could be domestic terrorists. But the letter had precious little in the way of actual criminal or violent acts.
It was also revealed yesterday that there was more going on here, too — that the White House had been in contact with the NSBA for weeks and that they had collaborated on it before the letter was released. According to emails obtained through the public records act, the White House specifically asked for incidents of violence. The emails appear to show a completely improper effort on the part of the Biden White House to influence the DOJ using this letter. So much for those norms that Biden claimed he was going to protect.
But it sounds like Americans have his number anyway and this improper effort is going to come back, and bite Biden and the Democrats right at the ballot box, starting with the Virginia race and Terry McAuliffe.