Rand Paul grills Mayorkas on disinformation: 'I don't trust government
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Thu May 5 09:59:38 2022
By Ronn Blitzer
Published May 5, 2022
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., challenged Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his department's newly-announced Disinformation
Governance Board, asserting that the American people do not need the
federal government to tell them what the truth is.
Paul specifically pointed to claims that he has made about the COVID-19 pandemic that have not been in line with administration policies.
"I’ve said a million times that cloth masks don't work. YouTube takes
me down. They’re a private company I can have that beef with him. What
about you? You're going to look at that? I often say that natural
immunity from having had the infection is equal to the vaccine or
better. You're going to take that down?"
"Are you going to put information out there saying that I'm spreading disinformation?" Paul asked.
Mayorkas would not answer, claiming that Paul was giving him "vague" hypothetical situations. Paul claimed that his examples were "very