Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate is claiming that Gov. Ron DeSantis is going after the safety of parents who just want to protect their kids, but at the same time, he’s vowing to thwart the Department of Justice looking into these “violent extremists” — who are, presumably, parents trying to protect their children.

Fried has retweeted a piece from WFTV:

DeSantis said the direction of the Department of Justice to mobilize the FBI to investigate parents who are speaking out against mask mandates is an infringement on First Amendment rights.

He said the state will protect parents’ rights to vocalize their concerns.

“We’re not going to be cooperating with any federal investigation into parents,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis said local law enforcement are able to handle any issues that do arrive and don’t need federal investigators to intervene.

As Twitchy reported, Attorney General Merrick Garland sent a memo to the FBI asking them to coordinate efforts with local law enforcement in the face of threats against school board members after a request by the National School Boards Association, which suggested some parents are involved in domestic terrorism.

Fried’s tweet also comes the same day we’re learning about a 7-year-old girl with Down syndrome having a mask tied to her head against her will.

DeSantis believes local law enforcement is sufficient to deal with any threats to school officials and staff.