Sen. Hawley Grills Deputy Attorney General Monaco Over Meaning of 'Harassment' and 'Intimidation'

Automatic TRANSCRIPT

Unbelievable what's taking place here America I don't care what party you're in There should concern you enormously What's taking place here I want you to listen to this Here's senator hawley at the hearing today the Deputy Attorney General of the United States Lisa Monaco happened to be present cut 7 go His parents waiting sometimes for hours to speak at a local school board meeting to express concerns about critical race theory or the masking of their students particularly young children is that in and of itself is that harassment and intimidation is waiting to express one's view at a school board meeting harassment and intimidation As the attorney general's memorandum made quite clear spirited debate is welcome is a hallmark of this country It's something we all should engage in No I don't think that miss Monaco with all due respect it didn't make it quite clear It doesn't define those terms Nor does it define harassment or intimidation It talks about violence I think we can agree that violence shouldn't be condoned or looked aside from in any way swept under the rug at all but harassment and intimidation What did those terms mean in the context of a local school board meeting I mean this seems to me the First Amendment context we talk about the chill the chill to speech If this isn't a deliberate attempt to chill parents from showing up at school board meetings for their elected school board I don't know what is I mean I'm not aware of anything like this in American history We're talking about the FBI You're using the FBI to intervene in school board meetings That's extraordinary Et cetera I have to respectfully disagree That is not what me too an instance The

Coming up next