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Sen. Rand Paul’s fight with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over new ‘Disinformation Governance Council’ on Thursday portends collapse of leftist ‘Church of Government’, radio host says curator Dan Bongino.
Bongino suggested on “The Dan Bongino Show” that Mayorkas’ evasive responses to the Kentucky Republican regarding alleged coronavirus-related misinformation show the secretary knows the upcoming health data may not be on his side and could thus doom the Democrats’ medium-term outlook.
“People are bracing for some really, really bad long-term data that’s about to come out on how bad the government botched up the COVID response is that the left reveres,” the ‘Unfiltered’ host said. from Fox News.
During a Senate hearing, Paul asked Mayorkas if the disinformation committee would label his own research and claims about the ineffectiveness of face masks or the power of natural immunity against the coronavirus.
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“I’ve said a million times that cloth masks don’t work. YouTube is freaking me out. It’s a private company, I can have that beef with them – How about you?” Paul asked.
Mayorkas responded that DHS “are not the public health experts to make these decisions” – and in a follow-up, would not respond directly to Paul whether “public health” would fall under the board.
In his program, Bongino explained how the exchange reveals that the administration is concerned that the public will learn the truth about the economic, social and mental health fallout from its handling of the pandemic.
“You know the liberal church of government is about to burn, as longitudinal research is starting to come out as we move further and further away from the early stages of this pandemic,” Bongino said.
He added that Americans would likely be shocked by the true data on some of Paul’s concerns, which he said were suppressed and warned they could be subject to arbitration by the disinformation committee.
“[It]going to show that outside of the direct effects of the disease…on the human body, that much of the damage done outside of the direct effects was done by the government, and the church of liberalism is going to take a huge hit, huge,” he predicted. “You can’t tell people on the one hand that the government is going to find the cure for all their problems – when a problem that the whole world just went through hasn’t been isolated in a single country this outbreak of coronavirus.”
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Bongino said even left-leaning scholars wouldn’t be able to deny the damage caused by the shutdowns and other policies, which explains the need for the Biden administration to set up the council.
According to Bongino, this is probably why Mayorkas refused to give Paul a straight answer on whether the new “ministry” will analyze the public health space.
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The former Secret Service agent went on to note that the Disinformation Committee was not enacted under regulatory agencies like the FCC or HHS, but under the control of DHS, which has the power to to apply the law.
“[Do] do you think it was by accident?” he asked, before offering a hypothetical situation in which someone is accused of “causing a national security problem in the United States” under the pretext of protecting health public.