Sen. Josh Hawley sent DHS Secretary Mayorkas a scathing letter expressing his concern over the Biden administration's new "Disinformation Governance Board."
On Wednesday, news broke that the Department of Homeland Security was setting up the "Disinformation Governance Board" to counter misinformation.
Republicans have been vocal in their opposition to the board's creation, including Missouri senator Josh Hawley, who sent a scathing letter to Secretary Mayorkas outlining his concern.
Sen. Hawley posted the letter to Twitter on Thursday morning.
"I confess," he told Mayorkas, "I at first thought this announcement was satire. Surely no American Administration would ever use the power of Government to sit in judgement on the First Amendment speech of its own citizens."
"Sadly," he continued, "I was mistaken. Rather than protecting our border or the American homeland, you have chosen to make policing Americans' speech your priority. This new board is almost certainly unconstitutional and should be dissolved immediately.
Sen. Hawley went on to criticize the leader of the new board, Nina Jankowicz, pointing out her history of "partisan attacks," and her recent outburst against Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter.
"It can only be assumed that the sole purpose of this new Disinformation Governance Board will be to marshal the power of the federal government to censor conservative and dissenting speech," Sen. Hawley concluded. "This is dangerous and un-American."
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