The outlined intention of the bill is “to terminate the Disinformation Governance Board of the Department of Homeland Security and to prohibit the use of Federal funds to establish any similar Board, and for other purposes.”
🚨 OFFICIAL: ‘The Ministry of Truth Termination Act’ just dropped
Written by @RepBoebert
Terminates all Department of Homeland Security funding for Disinformation Governance Board and prohibits all funding of any free speech restriction entity in future.
GOP must support this: pic.twitter.com/qPDaC0FVM7
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 29, 2022
Since the “ministry of truth” was revealed earlier this week, prominent figures like Ron DeSantis, Tulsi Gabbard, and Elon Musk have publicly condemned it.
Rep. Boebert explained earlier Friday afternoon why she was bringing this bill forward.
Secretary Mayorkas is a traitor to the Constitution.
Pass my bill.
Save free speech. pic.twitter.com/3DtdjRak6Z
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) April 29, 2022
Addressing the DHS Secretary, she said: “Here’s an idea: instead of trying to pull from the playbook of Stalin and Mao, how about securing our southern border so we don’t have 3 million illegal aliens invading our country? How about building the wall so we don’t have mobile morgues filled with dead migrant bodies. Mayorkas: stop acting like a dictator and try acting like you give a darn about the safety and security of your fellow Americans.”
Senator Hawley expressed his similar view earlier this week.
Alejandro Mayorkas revealed the creation of the “Disinformation Governance Board” helmed by Nina Jankowicz, during a House Appropriations DHS Subcommittee hearing this week.
Much of the public reaction to the news since then has been fueled by the controversial stances of Jankowicz, with a lot of that focus being on her free speech beliefs and prior attempts to discredit the Hunter Biden laptop story.
It was back in February of this year that the Department of Homeland Security created the pretenses necessary to establish their Disinformation Governance Board, when DHS put out a bulletin that alleged “misinformation” created a heightened threat for domestic terrorism.