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WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – A group of Republican senators penned a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Monday demanding any documentation about the beginnings of the recently paused Disinformation Government Board (DGB). 

The letter, signed by Senators Josh Hawley, Rick Scott, Rand Paul, James Lankford, and Ron Johnson, demands transparency on the part of DHS with regard to the founding of the DGB, stating “We are therefore demanding transparency into the Department’s decision-making process so that we can learn why the Department even thought of creating a disinformation board would be a good idea.” 

The letter also addresses concerns about Mayorkas’ choice for Nina Jankowicz to head the DGB, citing Jankowicz’s “long history of partisan statements, referencing testimony Mayorkas gave before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. 

Jankowicz, a long-time critic of free speech, publicly dismissed Hunter Biden’s laptop as Russian disinformation and has stated that she believed that the discredited Steele dossier, which allegedly tied former President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign to Russia, to be real.   

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Jankowicz has also praised Twitter for its repressive handling of conservative speech, and said that in light of “abuse” women face online, that she “shudder[s] to think about if free speech absolutists were taking over more platforms, what that would look like for the marginalized communities.” 

The senators list six demands of Mayorkas in their letter: 

  • Written or recorded communications concerning the formation of the DGB;
  • The agenda or minutes from any meeting at which the DGB’s formation was discussed; 
  • Any legal review to determine whether the activities of the DGB would be authorized under the Constitution; 
  • Any communications or records about the people that would be recruited to serve on the DGB; 
  • Any communications about the appointment of the Executive Director of the DGB; and 
  • Any communications with the White House about the formation of the DGB or appointments of officials to serve on the DGB. 

The letter also requests the disclosure of any documentation dealing with the requests made in it, the name of each document, the document’s date, its custodian, a summary of it, and the reason as to why the document was withheld from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.  

The DGB, set up by the DHS last month, was immediately met with criticism from conservatives, who dubbed it the “Ministry of Truth,” referring to George Orwell’s 1984. The DHS put the DGB on pause last week following backlash and has pledged to reinstate it pending a review. The review is set to last 75 days. 

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San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has told Nancy Pelosi, a pro-abortion Democrat, not to present herself for Holy Communion. 

The archbishop is doing this to not only protect our Lord from sacrilege, but also to call Nancy Pelosi to repent from the grave sin of promoting abortion and from the sacrilegious communions that follow.

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The Eucharist is the literal body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ and no Catholic who has committed a mortal sin is to receive Holy Communion until confessing that sin in the Sacrament of Confession.

Nancy Pelosi's soul is in grave danger, not least because of sacrilegious communions as she continues a career-long crusade in support of killing unborn babies, and so the archbishop has done the most charitable thing possible in calling her to repentance and barring her from Holy Communion until she repents.

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Pelosi said in March that that abortion “isn’t about what is your religious belief” and that “this really gets me burned up, in case you didn’t notice, because, again, I’m very Catholic – devout, practicing, all of that. They would like to throw me out, but I’m not going,” she joked, “because I don’t want to make their day."

What she doesn't understand is that her soul is at risk because of her support for spilling the innocent blood of unborn babies. 

In a letter last month to Pelosi, Archbishop Cordileone made clear that “should you [Pelosi] not [publicly] repudiate your advocacy for abortion ‘rights’ or else refrain from referring to your Catholic faith in public and receiving Holy Communion, I would have no choice but to make a declaration, in keeping with canon 915, that you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.” 

In announcing that the Speaker of the House is barred from Holy Communion, Cordileone made clear that he "will continue to offer up prayer and fasting for you [Pelosi].”

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The DHS, discussing the DGB in a statement, said that The board has been grossly and intentionally mischaracterized: it was never about censorship or policing speech in any manner. It was designed to ensure we fulfill our mission to protect the homeland, while protecting core constitutional rights.” 

The DHS did not immediately respond to LifeSite’s request for comment.