Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer has joined a group of her Republican colleagues calling for Attorney General Merrick Garland to clarify a memo about the Department of Justice’s intention to investigate parents worried about their children’s education and well-being.
In their letter, the Senators say while they agree there is absolutely no environment in which real threats of violence are acceptable, parents have the right to voice their concerns, opinions, and frustrations to public servants.
The missive goes on saying parents have the absolute right to dissent when they believe their own children’s well-being is threatened, and it’s not the job of the federal government to institute a witch hunt against parents effectively penalizing them by investigating dissent.
The group wants clarification on what laws would be used in which a parent’s speech could trigger an actual Federal prosecution.