Attorney Generals Band together to Demand Biden Eliminated the Disinformation Governance Board
The disband of the ‘Orwellian’ Disinformation Governance Board is backed with threats of legal action...
News that the world hasn’t heard is that within the last week, 20 Attorney Generals have threatened to take legal action unless Biden’s White House immediately disbands the newly formed Disinformation Governance Board. The group is describing the government formation as “Orwellian” and would like Biden to “cease all efforts to police Americans’ protected speech.”
“The Disinformation Governance Board, by its very existence, and almost certainly by design, threatens to ‘enforce silence’ when Americans wish to express views disfavored by the Administration. It is therefore already chilling free speech and impeding the political process in Virginia and every other State. This is unconstitutional, illegal, and un-American.”
The letter read to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
“It is stunning that the Biden administration believes itself to be the arbiter of truth, so much so that it has devoted federal resources to the creation of this board. The President does not have the authority to censor public discourse and to do so would infringe upon the First Amendment right enjoyed by all law-abiding citizens.”
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr told Legal Newsline.
175 House Republicans have so far taken part in a letter to Mayorkas demanding answers to the question: “Under what legal authority is DHS creating this Disinformation Governance Board?” The top Republican Reps on the House of Intelligence and House Homeland Security Committees John Katko and Mike Turner have also written their own disgust. They however have requested ALL documents relating to the board before or on May 13th.
The ridiculous waste of money known as the Disinformation Governance Board seems to have been created out of spite of Elon Musk wanting free speech on Twitter after his successful purchase of the company for $44 Billion. Members from both political parties have given Biden and his administration heavy criticism. The focus is supposed on “Russia” and “Irregular migration” said Mayorkas. But, what the hell is actually disinformation?
John Cohen has put it simple as to ease the fires which have already started by claiming the group is just a “policy coordination group” that responds to harmful or violence causing disinformation. The board however does not and will not generate routine reports, bulletins, or guidance for the public. However, it will just monitor.
Strangely, a fact sheet was released that claims “release comprehensive quartly reports about the working group’s activities to Congress, including its oversight committees.” So, which is it?
Social Media users did what they do best and gave their public outcries. Mitt Romney claims “It’s an awful idea, and you ought to disband it.” Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin adds to Romney’s comments by saying the created board “should frighten anyone who values liberty.” The deepest and most truthful comment came from Democratic Senator Chris Murphy as he told Mayorkas “There has been a lot of misinformation about your department’s work to combat misinformation. You should probably set the record straight about what the goals of your efforts in this area are.”
The Department of Homeland Security has attempted to put the trust back in their hands as Mayorkas appeared on a Sunday segment of CNN’s State of the Union to tell all citizens “We in the Department of Homeland Security don’t monitor American citizens.” Doesn’t anybody know who Edward Snowden is and what he leaked?
“That is the farthest thing from the truth. We protect the security of the homeland, and once again, allow me to articulate what I have said previously, which is that the working group does not have operational capability and authority. It is to make sure that there are policies in place, standards in place, to protect the very rights about which you inquire.”
Mayorkas said in response to those saying the board will be the “truth police.”
The Associated Press has blown the Department of Homeland Security’s cover as they’ve claimed that in response to issues leading up to 9/11, the DHS does have authority to track and collect data on American citizens and has been repeatedly accused of misusing those powers. It doesn’t get funnier than this either: earlier this year, the DHS released a bulletin in which they admit they are tracking social media posts to identify potential conspiracy theories that might inspire domestic violence or terrorism.