Today, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican Whip Steve Scalise, House Committee on the Judiciary Ranking Member Jim Jordan, Vice-Chairman of the House Republican Conference Mike Johnson, Rep. Lauren Boebert, Rep. Scott Perry, and Rep. August Pfluger held a press conference to discuss their legislation that would defund the Biden administration’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ and prohibit federal funds from being used to create anything similar.
During his remarks, Leader McCarthy describes President Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ as an “un-American abuse of power.” He continued, “It is a scheme conjured up by Washington Democrats to grant themselves the authority to control free speech… House Republicans are working together to ensure it ceases to exist and that taxpayer dollars never go to fund this Orwellian ploy.”
Remarks as prepared are below, or you may watch online here.
“I want to thank the members standing with me here today, including Representatives Lauren Boebert, Mike Johnson, August Pfluger, and I also want to recognize Scott Franklin for their strong leadership on this issue.
“President Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ is an un-American abuse of power.
“It is a scheme conjured up by Washington Democrats to grant themselves the authority to control free speech.
“They fear Americans having unfettered access to information because it will challenge the power they want to have over people’s lives.
“And we already know what they will do with that control – they will manipulate the facts and discredit the truth when it is inconvenient to their narrative.
“We saw it with the Russia collusion hoax. We saw it with Hunter Biden’s laptop. And we saw it throughout Covid when liberals discredited facts that ended up prolonging lockdowns and school closures.
“If there is any doubt the Biden administration intends to exploit this office to manipulate information, look no further than the person they have hand-selected to head this office.
“Nina Jankwicz championed government lockdowns, going as far as saying, ‘force away’ and ‘lock us down.’
“She elevated the now-debunked Steele Dossier.
“And she actively worked to spread misinformation that has now been proven false.
“This person has no business serving in government, much less given a role to monitor information.
“President Biden’s ‘disinformation governance board’ must be completely dismantled.
“House Republicans are working together to ensure it ceases to exist and that taxpayer dollars never go to fund this Orwellian ploy.
“We will continue to stand up to preserve Americans’ rights.”