SEN. RICK SCOTT: BIDEN’S THOUGHT POLICE IS A TERRIFYING ASSAULT ON FREE SPEECH
May 2, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new Disinformation Governance Board. Senator Scott will be demanding answers from DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on this new unit during Wednesday’s Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Joe Biden is using DHS to create thought police and it should scare the living daylights out of every American. The president claims to care about fighting disinformation, but he and his administration have repeatedly lied to the American people and even called on social media companies to censor and silence American voices. We need to be very clear: this isn’t about a commitment to the truth or keeping families safe. This is Joe Biden and the Democrats using the federal government to police speech. I look forward to pressing Secretary Mayorkas, someone who has repeatedly lied to Congress, on this when he comes before HSGAC this week. Biden’s thought police is something straight out of Orwell’s 1984 and I will do everything in my power to destroy this attack on free speech.”