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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded to Democrat President Joe Biden’s new Disinformation Governance Board in an exclusive statement to The Daily Wire on Thursday, saying that the move was “Orwellian.”
The newly-created Disinformation Governance Board, which was announced on Wednesday, is being formed under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and will focused on alleged disinformation coming out of Russia and other places.
“Leave it to Democrats to think free speech is the problem and more government is the solution,” McCarthy said in an exclusive statement to The Daily Wire. “The notion that the same party that spent four years promoting the Russia collusion hoax, suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story, and equated parents to domestic terrorists believes it has the credibility to tell Americans what is true is laughable.”
“And it is telling that the person who would run Biden’s Orwellian Disinformation Governance Board is a political activist who has a long history of falling for and spreading disinformation,” McCarthy continued. “It is easy to imagine this person abusing the term ‘disinformation’ to suppress facts and spin away inconvenient truths about the administration’s many failures, including their failures to secure the border. The idea that the federal government should control speech sounds uncomfortably close to the Thought Police. Biden must immediately abandon his plan to create a modern-day Ministry of Truth.”
The person that Biden has picked to lead the new initiative is Nina Jankowicz, who reportedly has her own history of spreading disinformation online as she appears to have sought to discredit the explosive Hunter Biden laptop story that erupted weeks before the 2020 presidential election.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended the new effort when asked about the matter on Thursday, saying, “I’m not sure who opposes that effort.”