Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., isn’t exactly the brightest bulb in the box, and he proves it every time he opens his mouth. Now he’s comparing parents at school board meetings to those who participated in the January 6 Capitol riots.
According to a transcript posted at Twitchy, he claimed:
“January 6, 2021, will never be forgotten. An infamous day in American history. MAGA Republicans descended upon the Capitol, engaged in an insurrection, uh, they occupied the Capitol. Five people were killed, hundreds injured, including hundreds of Capitol Hill police officers, attacked and bludgeoned. Um, uh, it was, uh, a day that we’ll never forget. And people on the local level, at, uh, affected school board meetings, they won’t forget the MAGA, uh, Republicans descending on their school board meetings, uh, after January 6, like January 6, disrupting meetings. It was a co— coordinated, uh, attack happening across the country. Americans won’t forget about it. Uh, school board, um, members, teachers, administrators, subjected to violence, threats of violence, harassment, intimidation. Uh, and in response to that, the National School Boards Association sent a letter to the Biden administration seeking federal help. Things had gotten so far outta hand. And by the way, there’s not one scintilla of evidence, either direct or indirect, that there was any coordination between the Biden administration and the National School Boards Association that caused that letter to be sent seeking federal assistance.”
Here’s the video, as posted to Twitter:
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA):
"People at school board meetings will never forget MAGA Republicans descending on their school board meetings just like they did on January 6. It was a coordinated attack happening across the country." pic.twitter.com/8iZnSwRn94
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 14, 2022
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Holy moly, guys. There’s a lot to unpack there. We can start with the simple stuff, like Johnson’s claim that “hundreds of Capitol Hill police officers” were injured on January 6. Make no mistake: the riots were awful and thoroughly inexcusable, but there’s no need to make them out to be worse than they actually were.
When it comes to the school board meeting stuff, it’s incredibly intellectually dishonest to say that it was “MAGA Republicans” coordinating and descending on school board meetings. It wasn’t just “MAGA Republicans”; it was parents concerned — rightly, as we’ve seen — about what was happening in their kids’ schools. Parents concerned about absurd COVID protocols, about what their kids were being taught, about school officials going behind parents’ backs, about coverups of sexual assault. And we know there were a lot of angry parents, but we can’t recall them getting violent at any of these meetings.
And as for the bit about there not being even “one scintilla of evidence” that the Biden administration colluded with the NSBA when it came to that infamous letter, well, that’s just not true. There’s quite a bit of evidence, and it’s all damning.
Indeed. As we reported at the time:
Merrick Garland lied. He told Sen Durbin that the DOJ didn’t rely on the NSBA letter regarding his memo to investigate parents who disagreed with school boards as domestic terrorists. Emails have surfaced that reveal the NSBA literally altered the text of the letter to conform to the Biden Administration’s DOJ. The NSBA coordinated with them on the letter, which means that collusion, lies, and corruption is forging forward in the Biden administration. And ordinary people are still in the crosshairs with no end in sight.
The NSBA coordinated with the Biden administration
The timeline: September 14, the NSBA met with Biden Administration staff. Sept 17, a memo from executive members of the NSBA allegedly sent a memo to the state associations stated they were planning to send a letter to the DOJ requesting assistance. That letter was sent on Sept 29. Then the DOJ issued the memo to investigate parents on Oct 4. On October 22, the NSBA apologized for the letter – but only after state school boards began distancing themselves from the NSBA. Two state officials questioned whether the NSBA had actually notified state associations of the letter as they claimed.
So, Hank Johnson, the Georgia Democrat who falsely claimed Guam might tip over, LIED. Of course. He’s a Democrat. That’s what they do — lie, smear, and gaslight.
And keep in mind that Johnson has a long history of telling whoppers:
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The reaction to Johnson’s insane and fact-free claim was pretty much what you’d expect:
Apparatus of the state telling parents that going to school board meetings is a coordinated attack against the country. https://t.co/u3pZ8fDruC
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) September 14, 2022
Nearly a year later, and we’re still seeing members of Congress baselessly smear concerned parents for simply wanting a say in their children’s education.
This is the exact opposite way of restoring parents’ trust. https://t.co/a039gUUCmx
— Nicki Neily (@nickineily) September 14, 2022
might want to workshop this messaging a little more https://t.co/7RTQHfMDzZ
— Doug Andres (@DougAndres) September 14, 2022
HOW is this guy still in office.
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) September 14, 2022
That’s easy… Idiots keep re-electing him.
Wouldn’t too many Republican parents in a school board meeting tip the city over on its side?
— Wittorical (@Wittorical) September 14, 2022
Bwahahahaha… Catch breath… Bwahahahaha….
So what your saying is they should have just kept their mouths shut and not said anything, maybe just maybe they should have listened to what the parents had to say, maybe the focus should be teaching kids how to think and not what to think, ya know History, Math, Reading
— phiddipus (@Plixken) September 14, 2022
Yes, pretty much.
Of course, we all know what Johnson is really trying to do. Democrats have engaged in a concerted campaign to demonize half the country in an effort to foment violence and bloodshed. This is Johnson’s part of that effort.
This November, Johnson and every other Democrat running for office needs to be sent packing. For the good of the country. Especially the children.
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