Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton introduced a bill on Tuesday that would ban federal funding from being used to launch President Joe Biden’s Disinformation Governance Board within the Department of Homeland Security.
Cotton was joined in the legislation with support from a team of 18 co-sponsors among the Senate’s Republicans.
“The Biden administration wants a government agency dedicated to cracking down on what its subjects can say, an idea popular with Orwellian governments everywhere. This board is unconstitutional and un-American—my bill puts a stop to it,” Cotton said in a statement.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, one of the bill’s co-sponsors, also called for the defunding of the Disinformation Governance Board in an op-ed published on Tuesday in the National Review.
“I have lived my entire life around people