This is literally insane.
Following Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’s revelation that the Biden administration had recently established a Disinformation Governance Board, conservatives have taken to social media to express their frustration.
On Wednesday (April 27), Mayorkas made the revelation while testifying before the House Appropriations Subcommittee about the fiscal 2023 budget for the Department of Homeland Security.
While addressing the panel, Mayorkas noted that the recently established board would be combating “disinformation in the 2022 midterms,” adding that “The goal is to bring the resources of (DHS) together to address this threat.”
The Homeland Security Secretary acknowledged that much of those resources would be focused on addressing the spread of disinformation in minority communities.
Following Wednesday’s revelation, Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri called the board a “disgrace,” writing a letter to Mayorkas demanding the Homeland Security Secretary give answers about the board’s operation.
Florida Republican Congressional candidate Dr. Willie J. Montague also chimed in on Twitter, querying, “Is there anything more dystopian than a Disinformation Governance Board run by the federal government?”
In a separate tweet, he referred to the board as “Orwellian.”
Others pointed out the correlation between the board’s creation and Elon Musk acquiring Twitter.
Troy Nehls, a Republican Congressman from Texas, tweeted, “They didn’t need a ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ until @elonmusk threatened their control over the narrative.”
Lauren Boebert, Republican Congresswoman from Colorado, added, “The libs spent the last weeks planting the seeds for the back-up plan in case the Twitter deal actually happened,” adding, “Today’s news of a Biden backed ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ is dystopian. They can’t afford to let the truth be anything but what they say.”
According to a report by Politico, Nina Jankowicz, who previously served as a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center, will be heading the board as executive director.