(Slay) – Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., told President Joe Biden to go pound sand and introduced a new piece of legislation to shut down a Department of Homeland Security board designed to police misinformation called the “Disinformation Governance Board.”
Lauren said: “This kind of stuff is terrifying. We in Congress have the power of the purse. It is our duty to shut down this department immediately.
“I’m calling on leadership in the Republican Party, Leader McCarthy, Whip Scalise and others, to join me in calling for this department to be shut down and defunded. No tax dollars should go to where Biden can use the power of the federal government to silence truthful stories like Big Tech did with the Hunter Biden story.
“This really is a department of propaganda.
“To say that the federal department has a say in what’s right and what’s wrong.
“What’s truth and what is not.
“This is a very dangerous place that we’ve come to.”
“Democrats took that book not as a warning, but as a guide,” she said of George Orwell’s “1984.”
White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the Disinformation Governance Board making the claim that Biden was just continuing a policy from former President Donald Trump’s administration.
“We know there has been a range of disinformation out there about a range of topics, I mean, including COVID for example, and also elections and eligibility,” Psaki said.
Former Dem Rep Tulsi Gabbard said Obama was behind the entire thing.
From Fox News:
Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard suggested that former President Barack Obama is behind the effort to establish a Disinformation Governance Board, which she likened to George Orwell’s famed “Ministry of Truth.”
“Biden is just a front man,” Gabbard said on Twitter Sunday. “Obama, April 21: social media censors ‘don’t go far enough,’ so the government needs to step in to do the job. Six days later, Homeland Security rolls out the ‘Ministry of Truth’ (aka Disinformation Governance Board).”
Gabbard, a Democrat, was referencing Obama’s speech at Stanford University last week, where he argued tech companies have a hard time moderating content on their own and called for more oversight.
“Now the good news is that almost all the big tech platforms now acknowledge some responsibility for content on their platforms, and they’re investing in large team of people to monitor it,” Obama said during the speech.
“Given the sheer volume of content, this strategy can feel like a game of Whac-A-Mole.”
I am introducing the Protecting Free Speech Act which will TERMINATE Biden's Ministry of Truth.
Congress has the power of the purse and it is OUR DUTY to shut down this unconstitutional governance board that will try to silence conservatives. pic.twitter.com/iQ4mdjnf9u
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 30, 2022
Biden is just a front man. Obama, April 21: social media censors “don’t go far enough,” so the government needs to step in to do the job. Six days later, Homeland Security rolls out the 'Ministry of Truth' (aka Disinformation Governance Board). pic.twitter.com/CHOD4mbE0B
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) May 1, 2022