This week in one of the most disappointing episodes in U.S. Congressional history, GOP House Republicans, fully cognizant of the Russian threat to the 2018 midterm elections, voted down a measure that would have helped states bolster their election machine security. Under any other previous U.S. administration this callous disregard for such a serious threat would have been cause for mass resignations for the members of congress involved, especially given the fact that this involves national security. In the Trump era however, this is just another scandal to be explained away by the GOP as not important because “the base loves Trump”–a sad state of affairs indeed.
In the same week, we now find out according to Microsoft that Russians have already targeted three 2018 campaigns. This means that while Speaker Paul Ryan and his House GOP members of congress keep dithering over whether to shore up election machine security, the Russians are already on the attack.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 21, 2018
Bottomline Dems must not accept this dithering on election security by Speaker Ryan and his House GOP goons. If possible, they should push for another vote given the fact that Russia has targeted 3 2018 congressional campaigns already. Force Speaker Ryan and his GOP to vote down election security measures even after learning of the latest Russian attack. Now that will be the quintessential treason!!
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