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Top Republicans Turner, Katko say ‘disinformation’ board pause ‘best decision’ by Biden admin

Ranking member Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, left, and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.

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Top House Republicans are weighing in on reports that the Biden administration’s “Disinformation Governance Board” is being suspended after heavy criticism over free speech concerns, saying it’s the “best decision” by the Biden administration due to its clearly political purpose.

Sources told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the disinformation board was being put on hold and director Nina Jankowicz will resign.

“The suspension of the DHS Disinformation Governance Board is by far the best decision that’s been made when it comes to this Orwellian entity. From its initially botched rollout, the ‘Ministry of Truth’ lacked a defined mission or even direction. It was clear it was a political tool to be wielded by the party in control,” Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told Fox News Digital in a joint statement.


Katko and Turner continued: “This board was only successful in reinforcing that the Department of Homeland Security’s priorities are severely misplaced. When the border crisis is worsening daily, cyber-attacks from adversaries are threatening to cripple our critical infrastructure, the rise in violent crime is putting Americans across the country in danger, and disrupted supply chains are having devastating impacts on Americans, DHS is focused on policing Americans’ free speech.”

Ranking member Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, left, and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.
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“DHS isn’t managing its current mission set, why would we trust this same Department to unilaterally expand its mission and tell the public what is or is not truth? It’s time for this administration to focus on our…

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