Legal scholar Jonathan Turley has rebuked Democrat President Joe Biden for his decision to establish the anti-free speech “Disinformation Governance Board.”
Turley, a self-described liberal, slammed Biden for his Department of Homeland Security’s appointment of far-left activist Nina Jankowicz to run the taxpayer-funded censorship board.
According to Turley, Biden’s choice to pick “one of the most outspoken critics of free speech” to try to regulate what the Left considers “disinformation” is very “telling.”
The law professor blasted Biden as “arguably the most anti-free speech president since John Adams.”
“I think it’s telling that the Biden administration went out and recruited one of the most outspoken critics of free speech,” Turley said during an appearance on Fox News’s “America Reports”
“My expectation is that they are going to now try to minimize this group.
“But what is really important about this is that she is pitch-perfect for the Biden administration.
“I mean, President Biden, I’ve said before, is arguably the most anti-free speech president since John Adams.
“I mean, the record of this administration is chilling.
“And they went out and found this individual who has been a huge advocate for corporate and public censorship, has a distinctly anti-free speech view, and that’s what’s so troubling when the secretary says she has a long background here.
“Well, it’s the wrong background.
“It’s like saying a book burner has a background in literacy.
“Yeah, he works with books, but that’s not the background you’re looking for,” he said.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is not happy and called on DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to disband his Disinformation Governance Board.
“I am particularly concerned that this administration will weaponize the Board as a political tool to discredit legitimate criticism of President Biden’s policies.
“These concerns are substantiated by the appointment of Nina Jankowicz—who has a history of political partisanship and supporting dubious claims—as the Board’s executive director.
“The creation of the Board just two days after Elon Musk purchased Twitter raises the specter that this administration plans to step in to censor Americans’ speech when private industry is unwilling to do so.
“I urge you to disband the Disinformation Governance Board and make it clear to the American public that the Department of Homeland Security will not serve as a partisan tool to discredit criticism of the Biden administration,” she said.