Former Trump-era U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is trying to tap into the latest right wing outrage by declaring that parents should be the ones to craft school curriculums. He's getting mocked for his efforts.
Pompeo's remarks come after Trump supporters have been going ballistic over the past 24 hours, twisting reports that Attorney General Merrick Garland has ordered the FBI to investigate violent threats being made against school board officials across the country after months of news reports detailing out-of-control conservatives.
Conservatives have spent months organizing and training "grassroots" activists to bombard school board meetings to oppose mask mandates and "critical race theory." At least one former Trump administration official is involved behind the scenes, and Christopher Rufo, the right wing activist who admitted to twisting critical race theory to mean anything "crazy" the right wants it to also mischaracterized Garland's order, once against igniting outrage on the right.
Now he's back, posting this claim which has set off MAGA world.
Tuesday evening Pompeo tried to get in on the action:
It did not go well for him: