Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted on Tuesday that he was unaware that President Biden’s disinformation chief uploaded “early” TikTok videos before his appointment to the disinformation committee.
“When the department cast her, did the department know about her TikTok video?” Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) asked Mayorkas during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing.
“They’re really, really precocious,” Kennedy added of the Nina Jankowicz videos.
“I was not aware of these videos,” admitted Mayorkas.
KENNEDY: “When the department chose [Nina Jankowicz], was the department aware of his Tik Tok videos? They are really very precocious.”
MAYORKAS: “I didn’t know about those videos.” pic.twitter.com/eBgbwDMpok
– Townhall.com (@townhallcom) May 4, 2022
In a newly discovered video, Jankowicz used TikTok to impersonate her male trolls.
“Women should not be involved in government. They cannot be trusted,” she said in imitation. Jankowicz said in another clip, “The real reason she’s mad is that no Chad would hit it and stick with it.”
PS you better bet I made a TikTok about it 💁🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/PihnDCKJUx
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) January 25, 2021
Jankowicz has also dubbed herself the “Mary Poppins of Misinformation” on TikTok to alert individuals to “atrocious” content. The video shows her singing a song with the air of Mary Poppins.
You can just call me the Mary Poppins of misinformation 💁🏻♀️ https://t.co/eGV9lpctYn pic.twitter.com/WVQFA2bPmq
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) February 17, 2021
Mayorkas was not only aware of Jankowicz’s use of Tik-Tok, as he was also unaware that she was suggesting that Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” was Russian disinformation.
“I don’t know about those statements,” Mayorkas replied Thursday to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) asking whether or not he was aware of Jankowicz’s political stance on Hunter Biden’s authenticated laptop.
Biden appointed Nina Jankowicz to head the ‘Disinformation Governance Council’ last week after Elon Musk signed a deal to buy Twitter. The council is under the aegis of the DHS.
Republicans drew comparisons between the council and the “Ministry of Truth”, a fictional government agency in George Orwell’s 1984 book.
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