Garland’s memo came shortly after a letter from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) 至 拜登总统 that said some rhetorical clashes between school boards and parents may amount to “国内恐怖主义。” Garland’s memo told the FBI to take the lead on a task force to address threats against school officials, including creating a centralized way to report such threats.
“I read the same letter and I could only find one actual threat: Someone mailed a letter to a school board and said ‘we are going to get you, you’re going to pay a price’ — 那 [alleged criminal offense] is for the local [执法] jurisdiction. The FBI doesn’t need a task force to handle that,” 他说.
“The other things they consider threats: 念诵, holding up a sign, refusing to wear a mask, objecting to critical race theory, exceeding their allotted speaking time at the meeting.”
“None of that is considered something you would prosecute under the Patriot Act,” 他说, referring to the sweeping legislation signed by President Bush in the wake of 9/11.
“This is a snowflake letter. I read the whole thing. I get more threats after each show up than they have gotten all year,” Watters added.
“If you think they can only compile 24 incidents of threatening behavior, a country of 300 百万人, for an entire year and they can only come up with one mean letter, that means this thing doesn’t even add up.”
Further, host Sandra Smith compared the views of parents pushing back on Garland with attacks several media figures have made against said parents:
In one NBC News appearance, former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence C. Frank Figliuzzi criticized parents, saying that when civil-servant school board members are “得到[ting] threatened by violent extremists, it is a high-threat environment.”
MSNBC guest-host Jason Johnson, a professor at Morgan State University in Baltimore, wondered aloud in another clip whether the uproars at board meetings are simply about “being upset about mask mandates” or whether there are “White nationalist [和] anarchist” undertones being used to “wage chaos”.
Host Greg Gutfeld later responded that the uproar is a “combination of Democrats, media and activist class in an attempt to control the population.”
福克斯新闻’ 泰勒·奥尔森（Tyler Olson）为本报告做出了贡献.