U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the National School Boards Association released a report detailing how Biden Administration officials worked hand-in-hand with progressive activists in the lead up to the Department of Justice’s memo targeting parents.

“The report confirms what I said last fall: Attorney General Garland’s memo was a political hack job, drummed up by progressive activists and their partners in the Biden White House to chill parents’ exercise of free speech. Everyone is against mob violence and threats of intimidation – but that’s not what this debacle is about. This is a scandal because parents shouldn’t have to worry about getting a call from the FBI if they speak up at school board meetings. There's nothing criminal about moms and dads getting involved in their kids’ education. There’s nothing criminal about spirited debate. Speech shouldn’t be labeled terrorism or criminal just because it is politically inconvenient for the President and the activists who support him. Attorney General Garland and a whole bunch of folks at the White House have a lot of explaining to do.”