“You cannot make this up,” McEnany said on the show.
“狐狸 & 友人” 共同主持 布莱恩·基尔梅德, who was also on the panel, criticized DHS Secretary Mayorkas for prioritizing the creation of a disinformation board over securing the southern border as 标题 42 is set to be lifted.
“And now he has to know that this is the wrong person and the wrong message,” Kilmeade said of Jankowicz’s position. “I think this is something that could very well be the beginning of blowing up in their face.”
联合主办 哈里斯·福克纳 called Jankowicz the “shiny object” that the administration is putting in front of the American people before the midterms.
“Disinformation governance: start no further than what’s happening on the Hill right now with Secretary Mayorkas,” Faulkner said.
Faulkner then noted the conspicuous timing that the disinformation board was announced in the days following Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, a move that leftists have claimed will negatively impact free speech.
McEnany pointed out the concerns that arise from having the government involved in monitoring disinformation.
“This is exactly what the government should not be operating in,” 共同主持 Emily Compagno 回应. “Isn’t that a matter reserved for the media? Isn’t that a matter reserved for the courts?”
Former State Department spokesperson Ortagus said she does not believe the board would hold up in court under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security, which was created after 9/11 to centralize national security operations and protect from international threats.
“And now unelected bureaucrats are going to supposedly protect Americans from themselves? These are political appointees that are running amok,” Ortagus said, calling for close oversight from Congress.
“I don’t think it’s constitutional to even set up this board,” 她总结. “I don’t think DHS has the authority under their mandate.”