On Monday (March 6), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, subpoenaed a former Biden administration official responsible for overseeing the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation board.
The Subpoena requests that Nina Jankowicz, who held the position of overseeing the Disinformation board, appear before the House Committee on April 10 to sit for a deposition as the Committee Probes the short-lived Disinformation Governance Board.
According to Jordan, Jankowicz had ignored requests to voluntarily sit for a “transcribed interview” as House Republicans made two such requests last year and three requests since he assumed the role of Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Jankowicz took to Twitter to defend her role on the Disinformation Governance Board and reveal her intention to comply with the Subpoena.
She tweeted, “I will happily testify to the truth of the Board under oath.”
She used her tweet to describe what the Board was tasked to do, which she summarized as addressing “disinformation that endangered Americans’ safety.”
In the same tweet, Jankowicz accused Republicans of lying about the Disinformation Governance Board’s duties, which she asserted, meant the U.S. “democracy is less secure.”
When reached for a request to comment, Jankowicz shared that, under Jordan, abusing “congressional oversight powers is about to get wildly out of control.”
She continued, claiming Jordan was the one “weaponizing” the U.S. Government, adding that “the American people deserve better.”
In the letter Jordan sent to Jankowicz on Monday, he explained that his Committee was considering drafting legislation that would prevent the establishing of a Disinformation Board in future.