Georgia Rep. says DHS's 'government censorship by proxy' has taken priority over protecting border

"This is a confirmation of complete lawlessness at our southern border and this is a direct consequence of Joe Biden's open border policies," said Rep. Clyde. 

Updated: October 31, 2022 - 8:03pm

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    A key lawmaker on the House Homeland Security and Oversight committees says the Homeland Security Department has improperly focused on building "government censorship by proxy" on social media platforms rather than focusing on the "complete lawlessness" it has permitted at the U.S. southern border.

    "They (the DHS) have no authority whatsoever to be getting this conglomeration of entities together so that they can submit to CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) a ticket of "misinformation" so CISA can then forward it to the big tech folks like Facebook and Instagram," Georgia GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde said on the John Solomon Reports podcast.

    "For CISA to be involved is government censorship by proxy," Rep. Clyde stated. "The federal government is not allowed to do that directly. They're also not allowed to do it indirectly."

    Rep. Clyde said if Republicans win control of the U.S. House in next week's midterm elections they will focus early on the border crisis, including the 98 suspected terrorists who tried to cross the border this year and the many other security risks that likely entered undetected.

    "This is a confirmation of complete lawlessness at our southern border and this is a direct consequence of Joe Biden's open border policies," said Rep. Clyde. 

    Clyde explained how the open border policies were harming the American people in terms of drug overdoses from fentanyl. 

    "We have seen 107,000 people die from drug overdoses of which 70% of those are from synthetic opioids and fentanyl, which is pouring across our border," Clyde said. 

    "I mean, there was enough fentanyl caught trying to come across the border that can kill three billion people," Clyde continued. It's insane. That's our country's population eight times over. It's just bringing the border to every solitary community in the United States. Every border and every community is a border town now."

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