Cruz Grills Assistant AG Kristen Clarke Over FBI Investigation Into Critical Race Theory Critics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) sparred with Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke in a heated exchange during a Senate committee hearing over the Justice Department’s investigation into parental critics of critical race theory.

The exchange took place during a session of the Senate Judiciary Committee where Clarke, the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, appeared to testify. In his opening statement, Cruz addressed Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Monday memorandum directing the FBI to investigate to investigate alleged “harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrations, board members, teachers, and staff,” a response to widespread parental protests against critical race theory.

After a brief exchange in which Clarke refused to say whether she participated in drafting the memo, Cruz pointedly asked, “Do you believe
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