House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took purpose at a brand new Department of Justice coverage meant to crack down on alleged “threats of violence” in opposition to faculty officers, saying it was a part of an effort by Democrats to muzzle dad and mom.

“President Biden’s latest decision is part of a disturbing trend in the Democrat Party to silence parents,” McCarthy mentioned on Twitter Tuesday. “We should encourage family participation in our schools, not baselessly attack opposing views because leftist groups want control over curriculums.”

At challenge is a brand new DOJ effort to fight an alleged enhance in violence and threats directed at faculties boards and different faculty officers. Many dad and mom have been attending conferences throughout the nation to voice their displeasure with COVID-19 restrictions and the usage of important race idea in curricula.


“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said of the effort in an announcement asserting the hassle Monday. “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.”

Garland directed federal legislation enforcement companies to work with state and native legislation enforcement to debate the “disturbing trend” of harassment directed in school officers.

But in an announcement Tuesday, McCarthy accused Democrats of being responsible of their very own “disturbing trend,” arguing that the brand new DOJ effort was an try to “silence parents from having a say in their own children’s education.”

“We saw it last week when Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate, Terry McAuliffe, said parents shouldn’t have a say in what their own children are taught and it continues this week with the Biden administration labeling parents with concerns and dissenting opinions as domestic terrorists,” McCarthy mentioned.

The California Republican additionally argued that oldsters must be inspired to take part in public faculty techniques.

“Parents have a fundamental right to be lawfully involved in their children’s education,” McCarthy mentioned. “We should encourage family participation in our school systems, not baselessly attack opposing views because some liberal education officials and special interest groups see it as a threat to the power they want to have over what children learn in America’s classrooms.”

McCarthy added that Congressional Republicans will probably be “demanding answers” from the administration on the brand new coverage.