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Watch: Tom Cotton Slams A Dumbfounded Merrick Garland – ‘Thank God You’re Not On The Supreme Court’

Senator Tom Cotton exonerated Attorney General Merrick Garland of mobilizing federal officials against parents speaking out at school board meetings. He expressed relief that Garland wasn’t confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Garland appeared at times confused by this swift and thorough removal.

These comments were made on Wednesday during testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Arkansas Republican sought to draw a link between the Justice Department’s new school board policy and a case in which a father was arrested at a board meeting in Loudoun County, Virginia following a fight spurred on by accusations that the school had covered up his daughter’s alleged sexual assault.

Earlier this month, Garland distributed a memo that mobilized the FBI to address parents who ‘pose a threat’ at school board meetings.

The document, addressed to federal prosecutors and FBI Director Christopher Wray, centers attention on a purported “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.”

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Tom Cotton Slams Merrick Garland

Despite repeated criticisms of Merrick Garland’s testimony regarding the memo, none were as vicious as Senator Tom Cotton’s short and sharp response.

“This testimony, your directive, your performance is shameful,” Cotton said. “Thank God, you’re not on the Supreme Court. You should resign in disgrace, judge.”

Garland was left wide-eyed by Cotton’s comments, trying to interject on occasion, but ultimately looking like a schoolboy being scolded by his principal.

Cotton, at the onset of his questioning of Garland, mocked the “courageous directive siccing the feds on parents at school boards across America.”

In previous testimony, Garland revealed that the basis for his memo involved a letter from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) that requested an investigation into whether or not confrontations from outraged parents regarding mask mandates or Critical Race Theory (CRT) curricula are a violation of the Patriot Act.

The group suggested that “the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”

The NSBA later retracted their letter.

Garland claimed that his FBI memo did not refer to terrorism but only violent threats.

RELATED: California School Board Officials Caught On Video Mocking Parents Who Want Them To Work: ‘They Want Their Babysitters Back’

Yes, Thank God … And Mitch McConnell

Similar sentiments were expressed by The Political Insider in regards to Attorney General Merrick Galrland. Senator Cotton might also wish to thank Senator Mitch McConnell, R-KY.

“For all that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has failed at, making sure an extremist like Merrick Garland never set foot on the grounds of the Supreme Court was a major victory for this nation,” the Political Insider wrote.

These remarks came just after the AG had mobilized the Justice Department for intervention to combat a Texas abortion bill that was approved by the Supreme Court.

While Garland is focused on ‘harassment’ and ‘intimidation’ by parents at school board meetings, school boards apparently have free reign over what they can say or do.

One example is Mankato’s school board. It requires that residents publicly declare their residence address.

The president of a California school district was caught during a school board meeting earlier this week telling a parent, “F*** you.”

Lauren Roupoli, a parent concerned about the enforceability of mask mandates, gave this outrageous reply to the board.

“We are vocal because we are our children’s biggest advocates,” Roupoli said.

Marlys Davidson, the board’s president, was heard on a hot mic as applause rained down on the parent for her commentary, responding with the expletive.

Who can forget the vile comments made by officials of the Oakley Union Elementary School Board, California about parents who wanted teachers to be retrained during the pandemic?

“Are we alone?” Board member Kim Beede said back in February, clearly unaware that their meeting was not private. “B****, if you’re gonna call me out, I’m gonna f*** you up. Sorry, that’s just me.”

Was Garland or the FBI able to respond? Thatthreats of violence directed at parents

You can watch Senator Tom Cotton’s questioning of Attorney General Merrick Garland in its entirety below.

 

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