After the revelation that Attorney General Merrick Garland had lied and that the FBI had created a “tag” to target parents protesting school board and educratic policies, Democrats and their media are frantically explaining why it’s not at all a big deal.
Let’s contrast that with the outrage on the part of Democrats and the media when the FBI targeted Muslims and black nationalists.
We don’t have to speculate.
Hardly a week goes by when the media doesn’t do another story about the FBI “monitoring” or “spying” on Muslims.
And top Democrats and the media vocally demanded that the FBI entirely eliminate the category of black nationalist terrorism, which may have helped such attacks take place and succeed, as I discussed earlier.
Booker had grinned at a Senate grilling of FBI Director Christopher Wray. “So, you no longer use the term Black Identity Extremism,” he had gloated. “That’s great news.”
“So nobody is being investigated or surveilled under black identity extremism?” he demanded.
At the Senate hearing, Booker followed the same talking points as other defenders of black nationalism did, objecting to Director Wray’s suggestion that racist violence was coming from both sides of the spectrum. “That language you said, both ends of the spectrum, the murders at synagogues, the murders we’ve seen motivated,” he rambled. “You said both ends of the spectrum, as if there actually is a movement of black identity extremism: it’s almost creating this reality.”
“The Trump Administration is conjuring up the idea that ‘Black Identity Extremists’ are a threat to our communities, particularly the safety of the brave men and women who serve in law enforcement. There is just one problem though: there is no such movement. No serious journalists or academics have written about or even found that ‘Black Identity Extremists’ exist,” Booker had posted on Facebook.
That was in 2017. That same year, black nationalists Micah X. Johnson and Gavin Long, had murdered 8 police officers in mass shootings. These were some of the crimes that Senator Booker claimed didn’t exist.
And he wasn’t alone.
Booker, along with Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Chris Coons, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and Senator Richard Blumenthal had sent a letter to Attorney General Barr this year claiming that “so-called ‘Black identity extremists'” was a “fabricated term based on a faulty assessment of a small number of isolated incidents.”
The media backed Booker, Kamala, and the rest of the gang all the way. So we know how they react to the FBI merely classifying groups and monitoring threats from them.
Democrats and their media just happen to believe that the FBI should not be allowed to monitor black nationalists or Muslim terrorists, but should be monitoring parents who object to critical race theory in schools.