Missouri Senator Josh Hawley and four of his Senate GOP colleagues are demanding that the Department of Homeland Security turn over documents related to the now-paused disinformation board.
The April 27th announcement of the creation of the controversial entity set off warnings for freedom-loving people, especially after far-leftist Nina Jankowicz was named to head up the project. She recently resigned.
In response to The Washington Post report that the board had been put on "pause," Jenny Beth Martin, honorary chairman of Tea Party Patriots Action, said in a statement, "Good riddance."
"It sounds like, at least for now, the Disinformation Governance Board (DGB) is dead," she tells American Family News. "When things get paused in Washington, they don't often get restarted. However, with that being said, I trust this administration not even as far as I can throw them. So as Americans who love the First Amendment and our entire Constitution, we have to be on watch to make sure that it does not get un-paused or reincarnated with some other name."
It is clear to Martin that the Biden administration does not want any dissent.
"It seems like if you disagree with the Biden administration and the official government response right now, then you are engaging in disinformation, misinformation, or mal-information," she observes. "They don't want any disagreement or any dissent at all, and it's just not what our country is about."
She points out that the First Amendment declares, "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,'" she asserts.
Martin does not think the DGB should have been established in the first place. And though it is only officially paused now, she hopes it is truly dead.