One of Biden’s top cabinet members is in seriously hot water.
He thought he could get away with telling a big lie.
But now the truth is coming out, and it’s ugly for the Biden administration.
One of the most authoritarian and illiberal things the Biden administration has done since taking office is the Department of Homeland Security’s secret campaign to target what they consider “disinformation.”
Allowing the government to define what is and isn’t “disinformation” is an extremely dangerous path to go down.
And furthermore, the First Amendment allows for people to make political statements that are wrong. If someone believes the Holocaust never happened, that is obviously a dumb and wrong statement, but it is Constitutionally protected, and the government cannot take action to stop it.
But that is exactly what the Biden administration is attempting to do. They are using the DHS to pressure social media companies to remove content that they believe is wrong.
It is wildly unconstitutional, but that hasn’t stopped them. And now, Alejandro Mayorkas, the head of the DHS, is being accused of lying under oath about the program.
According to an interview with Sen. Josh Hawley on Fox News, “What they have done is lied to us, they have treated the American people like fools. The Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, came before Congress and said the board never met. Don’t worry, the board never met. It turns out that’s not true. They had a steering committee that was meeting for months that was giving direction to other agencies of the government.”
“We know they tried to set up a meeting with Twitter. We know they were meeting with Facebook. We know they were coordinating with liberal dark money groups. We have the emails now, where dark money groups from the Left, these advocacy groups, are sending emails and instructions, memos, to this disinformation board and saying, here’s what we think we ought to do.”
Hawley made it clear that these liberal outside groups had a big hand in steering the direction of this Disinformation Board, and that these activities are still going on.
“They’ve lied about all of it and now they’ve said they’re not doing it anymore. That’s not true. What they are doing now is they’ve got all these different agencies, all across DHS, all across the FBI, the agencies of the government, involved in this so-called disinformation, which is really censorship. We’ve got to put a stop to this.”
It’s ironic that the Biden administration is covering up the activities of this so-called “Disinformation Board” by putting out their own form of disinformation.
They are lying to the American people about the unconstitutional activities of their own government.
Hawley finished up by saying, “This Administration just lied about it, over and over again, because they don’t think they have to tell the truth. They don’t believe in the First Amendment.”
The Biden administration needs to be held accountable for this gross and flagrant violation of the Constitution.