“Parents should tell local schools what they should teach. This is the foundation of the government they represent,” McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, in a letter. “They do this in elections and – as protected by the First Amendment of the Law – while calling on their government to address grievances. To tell elected officials that they have violated democracy, not intimidation.”
CNN approached the Legal Department for comment.
“Threatening civil servants is not only illegal, it is against the morals of our country,” Garland wrote in a memo about the order. “Those who give of their time and energy to ensure that our children receive a proper education in a safe environment should be able to do their job without fear of their safety.”
However, Republicans are using points of speech like McConnell ahead of the 2022 general election and party members have already sought to bind the recent Republican to the academic race in the Virginia governor’s race.
The moment came during the second and final argument between the two ends last month. “I’m not going to let parents come into schools and pick up books and make their own choices,” McAuliffe said about what should be taught in schools. The former governor added, “I don’t think parents should be telling the schools what they should teach.”
The commissions, after taking a lot of attention within the media, quickly became Youngkin’s marketing and already a major Youngkin campaign in the final weeks of the Commonwealth leadership race.