Biden’s ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ ripped by Republicans

A “Disinformation Governance Board” being set up by Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security is being lambasted by Republicans, particularly given that it’s being led by a woman who once asserted Hunter Biden’s laptop was “disinformation.”

According to the DHS, the agency is intended to combat “misinformation” online.”

However, during a congressional hearing on Wednesday, Republicans grilled DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the “just established” board and the woman running it.

The new board is set to be directed by Nina Jankowicz, a disinformation fellow with the Wilson Center.

She notoriously downplayed Hunter Biden’s laptop throughout 2020 and 2021, calling it likely “a Russian influence op.”

The board is set to fight so-called “disinformation” in the run-up to the midterm elections in 2022, including involving Russia and “irregular migration.”

Republicans were furious with the choice of Janckowicz, however — as well as the Orwellian nature of the board.

“Biden’s Department of Homeland Security just selected this woman to lead its ‘Disinformation’ Unit,” GOP Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona tweeted, along with her tweet claiming Hunter Biden’s laptop was a “Russian influence op.”

“Looks like she has to counter her own disinformation!”

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz echoed similar sentiments.

GOP Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas, meanwhile, had a pithy comment about the timing.

“They didn’t need a ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ until @elonmusk threatened their control over the narrative,” he tweeted.

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, meanwhile, noted how loosely the Democrats tend to interpret the term “misinformation.”

“Liberals use the phony term ‘misinformation’ to smear those who hold any opinion that differs from their elitist, progressive worldview,” he tweeted.

“This is an Orwellian abuse of power by Biden DHS against Americans’ right to free speech.”

Perhaps most brutally, however, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri noted Mayorkas was prioritizing this over border security.

“Rather than police our border, Homeland Security has decided to make policing Americans’ speech its top priority. They’re creating a Disinformation Board. No, really. And take a look at the views of the leftist radical running it,” he tweeted.

According to the U.K. Daily Mail, while the board won’t have the power to police speech, it can throw money at areas it considers “disinformation” threats.