Hawley introduces bill to cut DHS funding of ‘liberal propaganda’ under guise of ‘media literacy’

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced the Ending DHS Funding for Liberal Propaganda Act on Monday in an effort to prevent the Department of Homeland Security from distributing a “counter-propaganda” grant to fund organizations directed to target conservatives.

“The Biden Administration has time and again demonstrated its willingness to weaponize its power against conservatives,” Hawley said in a release. “My bill simply bars Secretary Mayorkas from funneling taxpayer dollars to programs dedicated to targeting this Administration’s political opponents.”

The bill states that DHS may not issue any grants that are involved in “any programming that engages in partisan political advocacy or promotes discrimination on the basis of political affiliation” and “countering narratives or views on political topics, including COVID-19, vaccination, media bias, immigration, and crime.”

The Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog group, recently uncovered in an investigation via Freedom of Information Act
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