Tennessee State Representative Vincent Dixie (D-Nashville) on Wednesday announced his support for Attorney General Merrick Garland’s investigation into alleged “threats” made by parents against school officials.
According to a statement from the Department of Justice, Garland has directed “the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to meet in the next 30 days with federal, state, Tribal, territorial and local law enforcement leaders to discuss strategies for addressing this disturbing trend.”
“First of all let’s think about this,” Rep. Dixie claimed, noted by WKRN. “People are threatening teachers for doing their jobs for trying to protect their kids to keep their kids from getting an infectious disease.”
“I think the FBI has plenty of documentation already from high profile incidents with cellphones, we’ve seen it all over social media so there should be some swift action.”
Additionally, the agency will create guidance for schools officials to “recognize threats” against them and preserve evidence to give to law enforcement officers.
Over the course of the last several months, many parents in Tennessee have spoken out against mandates in school systems and the attempts to teach specific curriculum, such as Critical Race Theory (CRT).
While Democratic lawmaker Dixie supported the investigation into parents, House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) spoke out against Garland’s decision, suggesting Garland should focus his attention on violence in other states.
“Well, we’ll have to see what he wants to investigate but if he’s wanting to go about protesting and rioters then maybe he should go after some of those in some other states,” said Speaker Sexton.
“You’re allowed to voice your opinion in America, last time I checked, and I haven’t seen it get rough like it did back in the riots in Seattle, Oregon and other places,” Sexton added.
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15 Thoughts to “Tennessee State Rep. Vincent Dixie Welcomes Federal Investigation into Concerned Parents”
Comrade Cooper The Younger and his Communist Occupation Government are using the Eric Holder law enforcement method, and I’m sure they would welcome Jack–Booted Federal thugs here to assist them.
Another liberal fascist working to destroy America and the Constitution.
I’d welcome an investigation into Mr. Dixie’s financials
Another fine example of sheer ignorance infiltrating local government. Even more amazing are those who vote these clowns in, based not on ability, but purely on what they look like. And they never once benefit from those choices – locally, statewide nor nationally. Yet, they keep doing it.
Dixie is just another Sharpton-wanna be, exploiting’s “his” people for a few bucks, aka a real loser!
At some point maybe we’ll get some Republican leaders in State government with the testicular fortitude to stand up to the Federal overlords! Oh, but you can’t do that, they might cut off the flow of China borrowed money!
Of course he does. Communist want all decent silenced. MNPS are the worst in TN, passing Shelby Co takes special people. Mr Dixie, his last name exudes racism(sar) is that special kind of person. #VotetheBumsOut!
mot surprised a DemonRat would think this is fine. We are heading into communism and the DemonRats, don’t give a $hit. They are trying to take our 1st Amendment rights away. Parents don’t give up the fight. The horrible books and crap they are trying to shove down your kids throats are wrong. And this guy needs a primary challenger.
He’s a Democrat. He’s kissing the tail of his Daddy Democrats.
The Democrat Party is now full blown Communist!
McConnell should Rescend the short term Budget deal until Garland and Mayorkas are fired or resign!
Just another Marxist toeing the line and doing the bidding of his masters in the Democratic Communist Party.
The current administration wants the alphabet people involved in every level of our lives, usurping the authority of our locally elected policing. A threat to all conservatives to Shut Up and conply.
I cannot comment what I think in fear of the Democrat FBI GESTPO coming after me!
FBI Gestapo, rick, it’s been going on a long time and now it’s brought out in the open;
“We want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him.” — Harry S. Truman
I missed hearing anything out of Vincent Dixie when a courthouse in Nashville was set ablaze by leftists. No call for federal government intervention then. Sadly Dixie is another of these poorly educated legislators who doesn’t know the difference between state and federal jurisdictions. Any threats against school boards espousing CRT have a long way to go before they actually cross the line of being considered assault. And then again, these are county issues, not state, not federal. AG Garland, and Representative Dixie, should know better. Apparently they don’t.
The seeds are planted for the war of federal aggression. Keep watering them and don’t be surprised what they will grow to be. Merrick crooked nose formed his career on the Timothy lie and now he’s really pushing and hoping for more.