The following Press Release was sent out by Congressman Russ Fulcher. Note: Press Releases sent out by elected officials do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
Legislation would bar federal funding for DHS’ recently announced “Disinformation Governance Board”
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Russ Fulcher joined an effort of 50 Republican House Members to file legislation to immediately defund the Biden Administration’s “Ministry of Truth.” In addition to this bill, Congressman Fulcher signed a letter to require answers from DHS as to how this board came about, as well as questions the choices of one of the board members being considered to lead it.
These actions follow the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ announcement that DHS will convene a “Disinformation Governance Board.”
Congressman Fulcher commented, “Not long ago, the subject at hand was ensuring people weren’t being shadow-banned online—now it’s evolved into a federal disinformation governance board run by biased, unaccountable bureaucrats. I will continue fighting against this Orwellian “ministry of truth.”
Background on the legislation:
- The legislation bars federal funding for DHS’ recently announced “Disinformation Governance Board,” to be headed by Executive Director Nina Jankowicz.
- Jankowicz, who refers to herself as the “Mary Poppins of Disinformation,” is a frequent purveyor of falsehoods, and appears sympathetic to the cause of censoring Americans.
- Recent falsehoods peddled by the Biden Administration include: the falsehood that Secretary Mayorkas has done an effective job managing the border crisis; the falsehood that economic contraction in Q1 of 2022 is actually hiding broad economic resiliency; the falsehood that Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending bill costs zero dollars; the falsehood that inflation is a “high-class problem”; and the falsehood that 70% of our current inflation is actually being caused by Vladimir Putin.
Tags: DHS, Disinformation Governance Board, Russ Fulcher