Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jen Easterly, who heads the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and James Rubin, coordinator of the Global Engagement Center, a State Department-housed interagency, were all subpoenaed by Jordan as part of his Weaponization of the Federal Government subcommittee.
"Freedom of speech is one of the most important rights we have in this country," Jordan told the Examiner. "The collusion between our federal government and Big Tech undermines First Amendment principles and should be investigated."
The Biden administration has continued to come under fire for its efforts to stave off alleged "disinformation," especially following a series of Washington Examiner reports detailing how the Global Engagement Center funded a group blacklisting conservative media outlets called the Global Disinformation Index. The "Twitter Files," a series of stories published by Matt Taibbi and other journalists based on internal Twitter documents and communications, have also revealed how the government under President Joe Biden repeatedly emailed with employees at the company, such as ex-general counsel Vijaya Gadde, to suggest suppression of certain information.
For instance, the White House urged a Facebook employee in April 2021 to block posts about then-Fox News host Tucker Carlson alleging there have been efficacy issues with "vaccines," according to documents obtained by Republican Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as part of his lawsuit alleging that the Biden administration violated the First Amendment by demanding content moderation. Moreover, Facebook was informed by the White House in May 2021 that "slowing down" posts appearing as "anti-vax" would be "reasonable," documents show. -Washington Examiner