(Natural News) Dozens of Republican lawmakers are demanding that Education Secretary Miguel Cardona be forced to step down from his post over links to the National School Boards Association’s fall letter that compared parents who protest curriculum at school board meetings to “domestic terrorists.”
In a letter to President Joe Biden led by Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Mich.), first obtained by Fox News, 41 Republican lawmakers pressed Biden to “immediately fire” Cardona over the “now infamous letter.”
“In your inaugural address before the American people you said, ‘to overcome these challenges — to restore the soul and to secure the future of America — requires more than words. It requires that most elusive of things in a democracy: Unity,’” the letter states, according to a report by Harbingers Daily. “Later you said, ‘unity is the path forward.’”
“In the aftermath of this letter and the fierce blowback it caused, Secretary Cardona rewarded Viola Garcia, the NSBA President and co-signer of the letter, with an appointment to the National Assessment Governing Board,” the lawmakers continued, noting further that Cardona said Garcia and other appointees bring a “necessary” perspective to issues.
The GOP lawmakers added that any person who “believes an individual that equates parents voicing their concerns at school board meetings to domestic terrorists brings a necessary perspective to a national education board” is someone “unbecoming of a role in an administration which has pledged to foster a path forward to unify and heal our country.”
“By soliciting this letter, having their department spokesperson deny the solicitation despite the clear and irrefutable evidence, as well as appointing the letter’s co-signer to a national education board and praising their credentials, Secretary Cardona demonstrated a complete lack of judgment, a divisive approach to his position, and a betrayal of the public trust,” they continued.
“Your pledge to help bring unity will ring even more hollow if Secretary Cardona continues in his current position,” the Republican lawmakers concluded. “As such, in order to uphold your promise to help bring unity and healing to a divided nation, you must fire Secretary Cardona effective immediately.”
In a letter to the Biden regime in late September, the NSBA sought federal law enforcement assistance against parents who have increasingly shown up at local school board meetings to push back on highly divisive “critical race theory” curriculum, which teaches kids that all whites are guilty of ‘systemic racism,’ as well as inappropriate materials in classes and school libraries regarding homosexual sex and adult sex with minors.
“America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) respectfully asks for federal law enforcement and other assistance to deal with the growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation,” the letter from NSBA President Viola Garcia and NSBA interim Executive Director and CEO Chip Slaven began.
“Local school board members want to hear from their communities on important issues and that must be at the forefront of good school board governance and promotion of free speech. However, there also must be safeguards in place to protect public schools and dedicated education leaders as they do their jobs,” the letter continued.
Later in the letter, Garcia and Slaven likened parental pushback to domestic terrorism, requesting the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security take a closer look at what is occurring at school board meetings.
“As these acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes,” Garcia and Slavin wrote.
They later apologized for calling parents domestic terrorists, but only after the NSBA was outed as having colluded with the Biden regime on the letter.
As for Cardona, Fox News reported last month that he actually solicited the letter from the NSBA, citing emails to prove it. Naturally, an Education Dept. spokesperson denied that, however.
The Biden regime is picking up where the Obama regime left off four years ago, which Biden was a part of as well: Weaponizing government agencies against We the People.