The Associated Press issued a deceptive “fact check” claiming that the National School Boards Association did not ask the Biden administration to label parents who oppose certain school policies as “domestic terrorists” even though it did.
“Contrary to false claims circulating online, the National School Boards Association didn’t ask President Joe Biden to label protesting parents ‘domestic terrorists,’ and there’s no indication Biden or the Justice Department called them terrorists, either,” the AP wrote.
Contrary to false claims circulating online, the National School Boards Association didn’t ask President Joe Biden to label protesting parents “domestic terrorists,” and there’s no indication Biden or the Justice Department called them terrorists, either. https://t.co/kVflaQKHme
— AP Fact Check (@APFactCheck) October 6, 2021
NSBA sent a letter last week asking President Joe Biden to use domestic terrorism laws to target parents who oppose anti-science mask mandates for children and the infiltration of racist curriculum in schools. In the letter, the NSBA clearly demands that Biden and his team begin an investigation into “acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials” by parents which they say, with the right manipulation from the administration, can be classified as “equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”
The government, NSBA demanded, should use laws designed to target domestic terrorism such as the PATRIOT Act, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the Violent Interference with Federally Protected Rights statute, and the Conspiracy Against Rights statute. The group also requested an executive order “to enforce all applicable federal laws for the protection of students and public school district personnel, and any related measure.”
In light of the letter, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced this week that the FBI would begin working with state attorneys to investigate and combat “a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation’s public schools.”
While multiple education advocates such as Chris Rufo called the letter what it is — a desperate attempt by NSBA to avoid accountability for allowing racist curriculum to be taught and promoted in public schools — the AP said these claims are “false.”
“The organization — the NSBA, for short — is not asking Biden to label parents who protest at school board meetings as terrorists,” the AP wrote.
In a single day, the Biden administration said parents shouldn't be the "primary stakeholder" in their children's education and the National School Board Association asked the feds to crack down on anti-critical race theory protests as "domestic terrorism."
They want your kids.
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 1, 2021
Using a series of longwinded statements given to the corrupt corporate media outlet by the NSBA meant to justify and qualify their letter, AP concludes that “Biden has yet to publicly comment on the issue, and there’s no indication he or the Department of Justice has called protesting parents ‘domestic terrorists,’ despite false claims to that effect by social media users.”