Attorney General Merrick Garland testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday on the oversight of the Department of Justice. One of the issues brought up during the hearing by some Republican lawmakers was a recent controversial memo by the Attorney General directing the FBI to address threats against educators and school board members by parents over politically charged issues. Republicans arguing the Attorney General was overstepping in matters that should be handled by state and local governments. They also pointed out the memo was sent days after the National School Boards Association asked the Biden administration to utilize tools, including the terrorism-related Patriot Act, to assist in these situations. Former U.S. secretary of education. Betsy DeVos joins to react to hearing and the Attorney General’s defense.
Democrats continue to face problems negotiating President Biden’s social spending plan, with disagreements about the provisions and price tag setting the stage for a difficult party-line vote. Anchor of Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace joins to discuss how negotiations on the spending plan have hit fresh obstacles with reported tensions high between moderate and progressive Democrats and Senator Kyrsten Sinema opposing fellow Democrats’ plans to increase tax rates for business and capital gains. He also weighs in on the potential negative repercussions if Democrats attempt to make filibuster exceptions, how the Virginia governor’s race will be a litmus test for how a Republican candidate could retake the suburbs, and reports that former President Trump is forming his own social media strategy after having his account on large social media sites suspended.
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