Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced legislation this week focused on reigning in the Biden Administration’s abuse of power by putting an end to the newly formed disinformation board. The disinformation board, which was quickly dubbed “The Ministry of Truth, in reference to George Orwell’s “1984” by conservatives, have been with swift opposition for proponents of free speech.
“Biden’s so-called Disinformation Board is unconstitutional and must be dissolved immediately,” said Sen. Hawley in a statement released by his office. He added, “nothing short of a censorship committee vested with the full powers of the federal government to monitor dissenting speech and opposing viewpoints under the guise of national security.”
The legislation introduced by Sen. Hawley would dissolve the board and bar the Department of Homeland Security from “activities at the department of Homeland Security that are substantially similar to the activities of the Board.”
In a heated hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Hawley confronted DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the creation of the Board and it’s new head Nina Jankowicz. During the exchange, Sen. Hawley referred to Jankowicz as a “human geyser of misinformation” and called on the Secretary to turn over all agency records related to the establishment of the Board.
“Why don’t you just dissolve this board? I mean, you haven’t heard a single Senator support this board,” said Senator Hawley. “It is an abomination, it is unconstitutional, and frankly it is embarrassing. And the fact that you’ve chosen this person to lead it is appalling.”
While Mayorkas adamantly defended the role of the Board in the public discourse pressure continues to mount on the Biden Administration to fold on their plans and put a swift end to entity dedicated to censoring speech.
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