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Florida mom and activist Quisha King is speaking out about her concerns that a recent Justice Department investigation would discourage parents from voicing their opposition to the critical race theory (CRT) and other ideas.

“Intimidating school board members is where they draw the line, but … it’s very vague,” she told Granthshala News in an interview Friday. “Who believes what’s intimidating? It can be used in so many different ways.”

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Commenting on the FBI’s involvement, she said, “That in itself is intimidating…when you know the FBI could possibly follow you…you’re making peanut butter and jelly at home or school. are ironing your kids’ clothes for – and you do that to say something they find ‘intimidating,’ and the FBI shows up at your door. Yeah, that’s going to stifle a lot of speech. “

King, an activist for Moms for Liberty who previously worked for the Republican National Committee (RNC), went viral for her speech condemning the critical race theory at her local school board meeting.

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Florida mom stands up to applause in Virginia after calls for ‘mass exodus’ from public schools

Their concerns were similar to those raised by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and minority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. – Both suggested that the DOJ’s memo was an overreaction and a potential threat to civil liberties.

The DOJ recently announced that it would coordinate a nationwide investigation after the National School Board Association (NSBA) suggested teachers face domestic terrorism. In it, the NSBA cited several instances of alleged violence or intimidation.

garlands memorandum He did not use the term “domestic terrorist” and clarified that “spirited debate” was not the target of his investigation. “Although spirited debate about policy matters is protected under our Constitution, this protection does not extend to threats of violence or attempts to intimidate individuals based on their views,” he said.

Nonetheless, Hawley has expressed concerns about the NSBA letter, which invoked the Patriot Act, and the potential for redundancies.

The extent of the FBI’s involvement is unclear. Garland’s memo read: “Coordination and partnership with local law enforcement is critical to implementing these measures for the benefit of our nation’s approximately 14,000 public school districts.

“To this end, I am directing the Federal Bureau of Investigation, working with each United States Attorney, to conduct meetings of federal, state, local, tribal, and regional leaders in each federal judicial district within 30 days of the issue of this memorandum. Call meetings with “

King received a standing ovation on Thursday when he called for a “mass exodus” from public schools, arguing that officials were leaving parents with no other option.

that later released An Instagram video is asking followers what kind of concerns (transportation, etc.) they had in transferring their children away from public schools.