Former Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard spoke out against President Joe Biden on Sunday, saying that he was doing the bidding of his old boss, former President Barack Obama, when he moved forward with plans to create a Disinformation Governance Board.
Since Biden got elected, many people have pointed out that there had to be someone behind the scenes pulling the strings, citing his obvious cognitive decline and arguing that he couldn’t possibly run the country himself. The most logical person to choose to run the show from behind the curtain, many believe, is Biden’s former boss, Obama.
Gabbard, who ran for president in the Democratic primary against Biden in 2020, asserted in a tweet that it was no coincidence that the Biden administration announced this new board just a few days after Obama had called for better moderation of misinformation and disinformation.
“Biden is just a front man. Obama, April 21: social media censors ‘don’t go far enough,’ so the government needs to step in to do the job. Six days later, Homeland Security rolls out the ‘Ministry of Truth’ (aka Disinformation Governance Board),” Gabbard tweeted.
The former congresswoman has been critical of the Disinformation Governance Board since its roll-out was announced, joining several other critics in repeatedly referring to it as the “Ministry of Truth” — a reference to George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984.”
“Every dictatorship has a propaganda arm—a ‘Ministry of Truth.’ The Biden Administration has now formally joined the ranks of such dictatorships with their creation of the so-called ‘Disinformation Governance Board,’” Gabbard tweeted, sharing a clip of her comments from an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
“The reason why you see this in dictatorships is because they’re afraid of us. They’re afraid of the people, they’re afraid that we might actually think for ourselves,” Gabbard told host Sean Hannity, discussing how governments fear the will and voices of the people.
She warned that the Disinformation Governance Board would “work through the mainstream media” to spread whatever the government’s chosen narrative was, and said that it would do so at taxpayer expense, trying to “drown out anyone with alternate views.”
Gabbard went on to argue that the board would “silence dissenting voices through intimidation,” adding, “This is something they have already been doing, that’s happening right now. The only difference is they’re formalizing it, making it official — which, if there’s a silver lining in this, it is they’re revealing exactly who they are.”
The former congresswoman also explained that because the Biden administration had revealed its intentions in such a public fashion, Americans had the information they needed to stand up and fight back.
“We’re not going to let you get away with this crap,” Gabbard said. “We will take a stand, we will reject it, and we will throw out of office those who are continuing to push and propagate this undemocratic, anti-free speech mission.”
“The hysterical reaction by those in power & their MSM mouthpieces to all Americans being allowed to exercise our free speech exposes their tyrannical tendencies, as does their creation of a ‘Ministry of Truth.’ All freedom-loving Americans—Dem/Rep/Ind—need to reject such tyrants,” she added in a later tweet.