July 3, 2022

Garland questioned about conflict of interest due to son-in-law’s involvement in CRT

Attorney General Merrick Garland appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday where he was questioned about details of the Department of Justice’s treatment of potentially illegal activity on Jan. 6 and at several instances since. 

According to Breitbart News, Garland told the committee that the Department of Justice would not be seeking to investigate with ethics of Garland’s son-in-law’s alleged ties to the promotion of Critical Race Theory (CRT).

Questions about conflicts of interest in the case of Garland’s son-in-law, Alexander “Xan” Tanner, promoting the ideals of CRT through his education firm and Garland’s harsh reaction to parents gathering to object to CRT in schools and at school board meetings. 

When questioned about the issue, Garland said that he and the DOJ fully support parents’ rights to vocally and continually object to whatever teachings they feel are damaging to their children. 

However, as Breitbart News noted earlier this month, “U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s son-in-law is a co-founder of an educational data mining company that promotes the tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT), a report at Becker News observed Wednesday.

“The report noting Garland’s family ties to CRT comes in the wake of the attorney general’s memorandum directing the FBI to mobilize against parents who oppose CRT and mask mandates in K-12 schools and speak out about their concerns.”

Possibly even more concerning is the connection between the CRT promotion, the Department of Justice, and the assessment tool used, Panorama, which, as Breitbart reported, assists schools in mining data via surveys in schools, including “equity and inclusion surveys” and conducts “professional development” training for equity and inclusion in school staff.

Garland, who was formerly jilted by Republicans after he was nominated to Scalia’s former seat on the Supreme Court and blocked by Senate Republicans, has caused conservatives to question whether his damaging ideals are even more problematic for someone as the chief law enforcement officer in the United States. 



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