The Department of Justice released a statement Saturday strongly refuting a “politically charged” media report about the threat of violence against school board members, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted the department’s focus on “biased political rhetoric” that has been behind a rash of mass shootings in the U.S.
The DOJ said earlier Saturday an unidentified male was arrested in Wisconsin and charged with threatening to kill school board members of Grant County, Wis., in a series of text messages.
“The comments attributed to (Madison) Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert P. Bailey are neither representative of the Department of Justice nor in keeping with the history of departmental representation of our community,” Sessions said in a statement released Saturday night. “In the past, Department of Justice officials have attended sporting events and symposia and even helped build our children’s playground.”
The DOJ responded to the story by saying its decision to charge Bailey in Grant County “were not based on political opinion but in accordance with appropriate laws and procedures,” but did not elaborate on their plans in the county after they were contacted by a reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.
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