Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the Biden Administration’s newly formed “Disinformation Governance Board,” led by anti-free speech advocate Nina Jankowicz. Senator Hawley slammed Secretary Mayorkas for his failure to provide clear answers and called for his resignation.
During the first round of questioning, Secretary Mayorkas provided no answers as to why he hired Jankowicz, whom Senator Hawley described as “human geyser of misinformation.” Senator Hawley then called on Secretary Mayorkas to turn over all agency records related to the formation of the Board and the appointment of Jankowicz.
In the final round of questioning Secretary Mayorkas was unable to defend Jankowicz’s blatant partisanship and political bias. Senator Hawley also asked Mayorkas to dissolve the Biden Administration’s disinformation board:
“Why don’t you just dissolve this board? I mean, you haven’t heard a single Senator support this board,” said Senator Hawley. “It is an abomination, it is unconstitutional, and frankly it is embarrassing. And the fact that you’ve chosen this person to lead it is appalling.”
Senator Hawley introduced legislation today to dissolve the board and wrote to the Secretary on President Biden’s Disinformation Governance Board last week.