(UPDATE: 5/18/2022 12:01PM it is being reported that Nina Jankowicz has now resigned from the DHS)
What was perhaps one of the worst conceived expansions of government, The Biden administration’s “Disinformation Governance Board,” has had its cancerous growth paused.
Just three weeks after the Department of Homeland Security unveiled its existence, the “Ministry Of Truth” as it became to be known, has reportedly been put on “pause” and board leader Nina Jankowicz has drafted her resignation letter, according to The Washington Post.
Now, just three weeks after its announcement, the Disinformation Governance Board is being “paused,” according to multiple employees at DHS, capping a back-and-forth week of decisions that changed during the course of reporting of this story. On Monday, DHS decided to shut down the board, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. By Tuesday morning, Jankowicz had drafted a resignation letter in response to the board’s dissolution.
As expected, the leftist Post laments the loss of more government expansion and Jankowicz’s resignation.
But Tuesday night, Jankowicz was pulled into an urgent call with DHS officials who gave her the choice to stay on, even as the department’s work was put on hold because of the backlash it faced, according to multiple people with knowledge of the call.
The “backlash” the board faced was almost entirely on social media as the network news outlets ignored Jankowicz’s history of promoting misinformation online. Jankowicz's online history includes promoting false Trump-Russia narratives and dismissing the Hunter Biden “laptop from hell” as “disinformation.”
Attorney Generals from 20 states had signed a letter threatening to sue the Biden administration if they moved forward with the project aimed at slapping a federal government label of disinformation on speech it objected to.
“This is an unacceptable and downright alarming encroachment on every citizen’s right to express his or her opinions, engage in political debate, and disagree with the government,” the letter said.
Related: 20 State AG's Warn They'll Sue Biden Admin To End DHS Ministry of Truth – Where Have They Been?
According to the Washington Post report, Jankowicz is currently “evaluating her position” within federal government.
Joe Biden's "Ministry of Truth" czar is not afraid to show how radical she is. pic.twitter.com/s7z9igRCov— MRCTV (@mrctv) May 15, 2022