(TheRedWire.com) – Republican Senator Josh Hawley brought forward the Ending DHS Funding for Liberal Propaganda Act which would reduce the grant funding provided to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which could be allocated to entities that had discriminated against certain views.
Hawley specifically told Fox News Digital that the Biden administration had repeatedly shown that they were willing to weaponize the government against conservatives. He argued that his bill specifically was just going to stop Secretary Mayorkas from using taxpayer dollars to fund programs that are focused on targeting the Biden administration’s political opponents.
The bill would specifically block these funds from being used for the development of any programs that would create countering narratives or views on important political topics, including vaccination, media bias, crime, and vaccination.
Last year, President Biden had used taxpayer money for an anti-terrorism grant initiative that had categorized the GOP, Christian, and conservative groups in the same category as the Nazis.
Conservative watchdog group the Media Research Center (MRC), in the documents they had obtained through the Freedom of Information Act showed that the DHS program was focused on countering terrorism but that it had been funding a group that was focused on targeting the political right in the country.
Hawley pointed out that there was another example of a grant given to the University of Rhode Island’s Media Education Lab, which had been given through the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program of the Biden administration and was meant to be used for creating “counter-propaganda” against conservative viewpoints.
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