Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is demanding congress overrule President Joe Biden and pass her Protecting Free Speech Act that would end the Disinformation Governance Board before it can do any damage.
Boebert said: “Because the Biden regime is afraid of Elon Musk and free speech, they want to use American tax dollars to fund this new disinformation board to continue to silence conservatives.
“I wouldn’t trust Biden and his incompetent misfits to take care of one of my goats. I’m calling on Congress to pass my Protecting Free Speech Act, terminate this Orwellian ‘Ministry of Truth, fire Nina Jankowicz, and prevent the Biden regime from silencing the American people.”
It is hard to argue with Boebert on the substance as Biden has consistently made the wrong calls no matter the subject despite being briefed that chaos was on the other end of what he wanted to do.
He did it anyway and the polls – he just hit his lowest number ever in a new NBC poll – reflect America’s anger with his bad decisions.
.@RepBoebert: Because the Biden regime is afraid of Elon Musk and free speech, they want to use American tax dollars to fund this new [disinformation] board to continue to silence conservatives. I wouldn't trust Biden and his incompetent misfits to take care of one of my goats." pic.twitter.com/31wb17ng0Y— The Hill (@thehill) May 11, 2022
But Boebert is not the only one sounding the alarm about Biden’s new ministry of truth. So are many on the left like Hollywood star Bill Maher.
“But then here’s from the Department of Homeland Security, ‘Disinformation is defined as false information that is deliberately spread with the intention to deceive or mislead, well, you could have said that about ‘If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.’
“Yes, they’re right to compare this to Orwell in the ‘Ministry of Truth.’ That’s exactly what it sounds like. It said also, here’s a phrase, ‘can take many forms.’ Okay, now we’re going faster down the slippery slope, ‘including but not limited to’ the two I mentioned okay, so government should not be involved in deciding what’s true or not true.
“Because a lot of people are saying and my follow-up question would be, ‘Who do you think the truth czar is going to be in 2025?’”
Former Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., who says she’s on the DHS advisory committee slammed the group anyway saying of the new ministry of truth, “I don’t get this piece.”
She said she was not consulted about it before the rollout before adding the board would be “fine” if was “confined” to narrow missions but if it broadens its authority it “would be highly unfortunate.”
Maher brought up Jankowicz’s comments about wanting to “essentially edit Twitter” in order to “add context to certain tweets.”
“Oh, you mean like what Twitter is?” Maher said.
“That’s what Twitter is.
“ When somebody says something and you add context.
“These are not bright people in our government.”
One issue that has risen to the top of voter concerns is a general feeling these days that things are descending into every-man-for-himself lawlessness. pic.twitter.com/dM7UDOM3kB— Bill Maher (@billmaher) May 14, 2022