Joe Biden’s new ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ is raising concern from lawmakers, some of whom are calling it unconstitutional.
It certainly seems un-American and it’s amazing that Democrats would do this after spending years calling Trump an authoritarian.
It’s especially alarming that the woman supposedly in charge of this is a left wing nut.
FOX News reports:
Free speech concerns mount over DHS ‘disinformation’ board as lawmakers, critics weigh in
Federal and state lawmakers, constitutional scholars and other experts are expressing concerns with the Department of Homeland Security’s new misinformation board, which they say is the Biden administration’s attempt to stifle free speech.
Mayorkas announced during testimony Wednesday before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security that DHS had created a Disinformation Governance Board to combat online disinformation.
“The goal is to bring the resources of (DHS) together to address this threat,” Mayorkas said during the hearing, adding that the department is focused on the spread of disinformation in minority communities ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., was quick to condemn this latest action by the Biden administration, promising to introduce legislation to defund the new disinformation board.
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“The Federal Government has no business creating a Ministry of Truth. The Department of Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Board” is unconstitutional and unamerican, and I’ll be introducing a bill to defund it,” he tweeted Friday.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., similarly tweeted, “Nothing else we are working on will matter if we don’t put an end to the Biden’s Ministry of Truth.” And Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., stated, “I trust the common sense of the American people. A government arbiter of ‘truth’ department is a [red flag] for free thinking people.”
It’s like something out of a science fiction novel about a totalitarian government.
Biden’s new “Disinformation Governance Board” should terrify EVERY American. They’ve now publicly declared anyone who disagrees with them as a THREAT. This is textbook Soviet tactics deserving of IMPEACHMENT!!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) April 28, 2022
Biden is having DHS set up a “Disinformation Governance Board.”
Sounds just like the “Ministry of Truth” from “1984.”
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 28, 2022
The Federal Government has no business creating a Ministry of Truth.
The Department of Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Board” is unconstitutional and unamerican, and I’ll be introducing a bill to defund it. https://t.co/n3H9c8XGB1
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) April 29, 2022
Republicans have to fight this and losing is not an option.