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Washington, D.C. –  House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) issued the following statement in response to President Biden weaponizing his Department of Justice to target parents who want to be involved in their children’s education.

“There has been a disturbing trend in the Democrat Party that wants to silence parents, and prevent them 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.

“Parents have a fundamental right to be lawfully involved in their children’s education.  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. 

“This latest decision by President Biden is yet another example of him using his executive power to federalize every sector in our society. He wants to use the IRS to comb through our banking transactions, and now he wants to use his DOJ to target American families who dare to ask questions involving their children’s education.

“Republicans in Congress will be demanding answers to this simple question: what is the federal law enforcement nexus for Biden’s DOJ to target you? Is it if you show up to engage your school board, if you show up to oppose inappropriate books in your local schools’ libraries, or if you advocate for the best educational opportunities for your children?”