Lauren Boebert Pushes To Defund Biden Admin’s “Disinformation Board”
Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security has started a new disinformation governance board.
The stated goal of the board is to combat what they claim is “misinformation.”
DHS is standing up a new Disinformation Governance Board to coordinate countering misinformation related to homeland security, focused specifically on irregular migration and Russia. Nina Jankowicz will head the board as executive director. She previously was a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center, advised the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry as part of the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship and oversaw Russia and Belarus programs at the National Democratic Institute.
GOP Rep Lauren Boebert is now trying to defund the “Disinformation Governance Board.”
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., has authored legislation to shut down a new Department of Homeland Security board designed to police misinformation.
Boebert’s legislation would defund the “Disinformation Governance Board” and ensure the federal government doesn’t have role in defining what truth is for the American people.
“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,” Boebert told Fox News Digital Friday in an interview. “I’m calling on leadership in the Republican Party — Leader [Kevin] McCarthy, Whip [Steve] Scalise and others — to join me in calling for this department to be shut down and defunded.”
She also tweeted this out:
I don’t think people are fully understanding the severity of what a Ministry of Truth organized by DHS truly means.
This is Stalin level.
This is Mao level.
This is the hill to die on.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 29, 2022