Democrat Tulsi Gabbard accused President Joe Biden of simply being a mouthpiece for his old boss Barack Obama. Gabbard, who has been a frequent critic of Biden, let loose on his decision to go ahead with the creation of the Disinformation Governance Board day after Obama called for a crackdown on misinformation.
The Daily Wire reports:
“Biden is just a front man. Obama, April 21: social media censors ‘don’t go far enough,’ so the government needs to step in to do the job. Six days later, Homeland Security rolls out the ‘Ministry of Truth’ (aka Disinformation Governance Board),” the former Democratic presidential candidate explained.
Gabbard has joined many lawmakers in raising concerns about the new board. Gabbard and others have repeatedly referred to it as the Ministry of Truth, in a nod to George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984.”
“Every dictatorship has a propaganda arm—a ‘Ministry of Truth.’ The Biden Administration has now formally joined the ranks of such dictatorships with their creation of the so-called ‘Disinformation Governance Board,’” Gabbard tweeted, sharing a video clip of her comments from an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
Gabbard went on to warn that the board would “work through the mainstream media” to spread whatever the chosen narrative was — and that it would do so at taxpayer expense, trying to “drown out anyone with alternate views.”
Gabbard went on to explain that because the Biden administration had showed its hand in such a public fashion, the American people had the information they needed to stand up and fight back. “We’re not going to let you get away with this crap,” she said. “We will take a stand, we will reject it, and we will throw out of office those who are continuing to push and propagate this undemocratic, anti-free speech mission.”
“The hysterical reaction by those in power & their MSM mouthpieces to all Americans being allowed to exercise our free speech exposes their tyrannical tendencies, as does their creation of a ‘Ministry of Truth.’ All freedom-loving Americans—Dem/Rep/Ind—need to reject such tyrants,” Gabbard later said in a separate Tweet.