Pence rips Biden DOJ: 'I was there when we passed Patriot Act', It's not for parents at school board meetings
Pence slams Biden DOJ for targeting parents, invoking Patriot Act of 2001
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Former Vice President Mike Pence ripped the Biden Justice Department for its recent memo on parents speaking out at school board meetings against controversial curriculum, telling Fox Business that he was an Indiana congressman when the Patriot Act of 2001 was written – and said it is not intended to be invoked in such instances.
On "Kudlow", Fox Business host Larry Kudlow asked for Pence's thoughts on Attorney General Merrick Garland announcing that the FBI would investigate complaints arising from parents upset with critical race theory or other controversial curriculum at school board meetings and voicing their concerns to the elected board members.
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"Larry, it is shocking to think that the Patriot Act is being used to target parents that are expressing concern about curricula at their local schools," Pence said.
"I was there when we wrote the Patriot Act in 2001," he added. "It was written to protect us from terrorists who might do harm to this country."
Pence said concerned parents do not pose the same threats as the groups or individuals targeted by the Patriot Act, which was passed a month after the September 11 terrorist attacks.