Tea Party Patriots Action Applauds Victory for Free Speech and Dissolution of Biden Administration’s Orwellian Disinformation Governance Board
Atlanta, GA – Today, the Washington Post reported that the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board (DGB) has been put on ‘pause,’ following criticism to the Biden’s administration’s pick to lead the department, Nina Jankowicz.
Jenny Beth Martin, Honorary Chairman of Tea Party Patriots Action, has issued the following statement in response:
“If the Washington Post is correct, the Disinformation Governance Board is dead. Good riddance. “
Beyond that, this is a remarkable piece of journalism. In the act of leaking to Washington Post all the behind the scenes details of how the DGB was poorly rolled out and then improperly defended, the Biden Administration is engaging in what may be an even larger and more insidious act of disinformation — the notion that the DGB’s purposes were noble, and it fell only to the deliberate lies of a bunch of right wing crazies.
“In fact, the DGB never should have been established in the first place, because it is not the government’s job to monitor and police political speech in America. The First Amendment declares that ‘Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.’ It does NOT say ‘Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech except for that speech the Biden Administration deems impermissible or even politically inconvenient.’
“Oddly, this DGB was supposed to be powerful enough to combat foreign operatives and global disinformation campaigns. For three weeks, the Biden Administration has scolded us that this was all about foreign disinformation. But some domestic ridicule shut it down? Really?”