A fake news spreader whom Biden appointed to head its disinformation board resigns Wednesday after she was caught under fire for spreading disinformation herself.
On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security put a “pause” on its Disinformation Governance Board three weeks after its creation was challenged by Republicans, and received a number of backlashed online.
This only means Biden’s gang couldn’t handle the truth.
The Disinformation Governance Board’s director, Nina Jankowicz, wrote Wednesday that the board’s future was uncertain.
The Washington Post reported that DHS had decided to stop the board’s work on Monday and Jankowicz had drafted a resignation letter as of Tuesday morning. The outlet added that she had been given the option to stay on in a call with DHS officials Tuesday evening.
The decision comes as Jankowicz faced extreme backlash for pushing disinformation.
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) May 18, 2022
The Biden Administration is now trying to paint Jankowicz as a victim after journalists questioned her role citing a host of questionable positions on freedom of speech and government censorship as well as cringeworthy Tik-Tok videos.
A DHS spokesperson said in a statement:
“Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats.”
Deputy White House press secretary Andrew Bates said in a statement:
“These smears leveled by bad-faith, right-wing actors against a deeply qualified expert and against efforts to better combat human smuggling and domestic terrorism are disgusting.”
DHS officials reportedly told Jankowicz to stay silent about her role in the department after she tried to defend a statement she made on Twitter about Hunter Biden.
For those who believe this tweet is a key to all my views, it is simply a direct quote from both candidates during the final presidential debate. If you look at my timeline, you will see I was livetweeting that evening. https://t.co/nI7ZgBtTLC https://t.co/4DjBl9bzt0
— Nina Jankowicz (@wiczipedia) April 27, 2022
With Republicans likely to win the majority in one or both houses of Congress next term, Jankowicz would likely be subject to more questions and congressional testimony about her role on the disinformation board.
Behind the scenes, the DHS appeared to concede the fight to save Jankowicz was over but indicated they would look for other ways to combat misinformation.
“We’re going to need another Nina down the road,” a DHS staffer said anonymously to The Washington Post. “And anyone who takes that position is going to be vulnerable to a disinformation campaign or attack.”