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Sens. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio Condemn Using DOJ to Probe School Board Protests

Florida’s two Republican senators, Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, have fired off a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland slamming the Justice Department’s decision to mobilize the FBI and U.S. attorneys to investigate protests at public school board meetings.

The letter, dated Wednesday, was also signed by nine Republican House members in the Florida delegation: Kat Cammack, Michael Waltz, Carlos Gimenez, Bill Posey, Neal Dunn, Brian Mast, MarĂ­a Elvira Salazar, Gus Bilirakis and John Rutherford.

“We write to express grave concerns with the recently released memorandum dated October 4, 2021, directing federal law enforcement agencies and resources to address vaguely defined instances of ‘harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation’s public schools,’” the letter says.

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