Congressman Ken Buck Speaks Out About CRT Conflict of Interest Allegations Against AG Garland

U.S House Rep Ken Buck (R-CO) spoke out about recent allegations against the Attorney General Merrick Garland and a potential conflict of interest in regards to critical race theory materials being sold to schools.

In a two-part tweet yesterday, Buck began by announcing, “I am hearing about troubling allegations that AG Garland’s family is potentially profiting off his recent decision to use federal law enforcement to shut down debate at school board meetings.”

“AG Garland’s son-in-law is co-founder of a company that sells critical race theory materials to schools (purchased by local school boards),” Buck explained.

Buck declared, “If this is true, Congress needs to hold oversight hearings NOW.”

The Daily Mail reported today that Garland’s daughter Rebecca Garland is married to the co-founder of Panorama Education, a software company that allegedly utilizes Critical Race Theory teachings and has contracts with school boards across the country, that according to an alarmed parents’ group, Parents Defending Education (PDE).

PDE is has accused Garland of a conflict of interest after the attorney general directed the FBI to step up enforcement against threats to teachers and other education officials, similar to what Buck said.

According to The Daily Mail, Panorama Education told them that it is “an independent education organization that partners with schools and districts to support student literacy and social-emotional learning.”

The company downplayed any potential conflict of interest and said that “The only relationship between Panorama Education and Attorney General Merrick Garland is that Panorama’s co-founder Xan Tanner is AG Garland’s son-in-law.”

It was also reported that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a prominent financial backer of the company.

PDE vice president of investigations and strategy Asra Nomani asserted in a tweet, “Merrick Garland has declared a war on parents. His daughter is married to the cofounder of @PanoramaEd which is under fire for its multimillion contracts with school boards. At @DefendingEd, parents sent us tips. We raised the alarm. Now Garland is trying to silence parents.”