House Oversight Committee Republicans are demanding information from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas after the agency announced a new “disinformation” board, saying that it was created to discredit “legitimate criticism” and shows the Biden administration is “weaponizing” the department.
Mayorkas announced that DHS created a “Disinformation Governance Board” to combat online disinformation during his testimony Wednesday before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. Nina Jankowicz, who previously served as a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center, will head the board as executive director.
“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.
Oversight Committee Ranking Member Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., organized a letter Friday to Mayorkas, obtained exclusively by Fox News Digital, to “conduct oversight” on the new board and “continued efforts within the Biden Administration to suppress free speech and discredit legitimate criticism as misinformation.” All 19 House Oversight Republicans signed the letter.
The lawmakers allege that the Biden administration has perpetrated “demonstrably false claims” including on the Hunter Biden laptop story, that Border Patrol agents where whipping Haitian migrants and other “false narratives” regarding the crisis on the southern border.
“The Administration continues to falsely accuse political opponents of spreading misinformation,” the congressmen state in their letter.
“The United States’ internal security apparatus must serve to protect the American people from threats to the homeland, not be weaponized by an unpopular President to push false narratives and discredit lawful discourse,” write the lawmakers.
……The lawmakers also accuse the Biden administration of abusing taxpayer dollars to “attack Americans who disagree with its policies” including labeling opponents of COVID-19 mandates as “domestic extremists” and smearing parents involved at heated school board meetings.
The unhinged nutbag chosen to head this Ministry of Truth is Nina Jankowicz, a Prog bot who dutifully pushed the unconstitutional lockdowns, and tyrannical police state, promoted the “Russia collusion” hoax, and accused the Trump campaign of producing Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop.
No wonder Mayorkas thinks she’s wonderful.
“Disinformation” is what the autocracy says it is.