Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Urging Department of Education to Answer for Comparing Parents to "Domestic Terrorists"

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in urging U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to answer for reportedly orchestrating a letter from the National School Board Association (NSBA) that compared concerned parents to “domestic terrorists.”

“Parents are not ‘domestic terrorists’ and it is appalling that anyone would suggest that exercising the constitutionally protected freedoms of speech and assembly would be characterized as a threat,” wrote the senators. “Parents across the country are outraged that their children’s education has been disrupted, delayed, even denied over the past two years.”

Along with Hoeven and Scott, the letter was signed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah).

Click here for the full letter.