GOP block two election security bills

Dec 2015
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This: "Mr. Mueller's testimony should serve as a warning to every member of this body about what could happen in 2020, literally in our next elections," said Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

He added that "unfortunately, in the nearly three years since we uncovered Russia's attack on our democracy, this body has not held a single vote on stand-alone legislation to protect our elections."
AND this: If a foreign adversary tries to offer assistance to your campaign, your response should not be 'thank you.' Your response should be a moral obligation to tell the FBI," he said.


The GOP attitude falls under the topic "narrow vision"--again. Russia and other foreign actors WILL try again and for some reason the GOP is convinced it's going to help them keep Trump in the WH....but....it never occurs to them that these foreign actors (because they're such GOOD GUYS) might change teams---just because they can?
I can't believe the stupidity of this. Isn't there a cliche about "honor among thieves"????
 
Sep 2015
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This: "Mr. Mueller's testimony should serve as a warning to every member of this body about what could happen in 2020, literally in our next elections," said Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

He added that "unfortunately, in the nearly three years since we uncovered Russia's attack on our democracy, this body has not held a single vote on stand-alone legislation to protect our elections."
AND this: If a foreign adversary tries to offer assistance to your campaign, your response should not be 'thank you.' Your response should be a moral obligation to tell the FBI," he said.


The GOP attitude falls under the topic "narrow vision"--again. Russia and other foreign actors WILL try again and for some reason the GOP is convinced it's going to help them keep Trump in the WH....but....it never occurs to them that these foreign actors (because they're such GOOD GUYS) might change teams---just because they can?
I can't believe the stupidity of this. Isn't there a cliche about "honor among thieves"????
The GOP has 'tunnel vision'.
 
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Nov 2012
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This: "Mr. Mueller's testimony should serve as a warning to every member of this body about what could happen in 2020, literally in our next elections," said Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

He added that "unfortunately, in the nearly three years since we uncovered Russia's attack on our democracy, this body has not held a single vote on stand-alone legislation to protect our elections."
AND this: If a foreign adversary tries to offer assistance to your campaign, your response should not be 'thank you.' Your response should be a moral obligation to tell the FBI," he said.


The GOP attitude falls under the topic "narrow vision"--again. Russia and other foreign actors WILL try again and for some reason the GOP is convinced it's going to help them keep Trump in the WH....but....it never occurs to them that these foreign actors (because they're such GOOD GUYS) might change teams---just because they can?
I can't believe the stupidity of this. Isn't there a cliche about "honor among thieves"????
The GOP attitude falls under the topic traitors to their country for money. The worst kind of treason. This should be a subject of FBI investigation, and if the Democrat wins next year should direct the entire DOJ into investigations of Republicans in Congress, house and senate. And appoint a special prosecutor that will indict on criminal charges, not just submit a report to Congress.
 
Jul 2019
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Did they even attempt to make up an excuse for not passing these measures? I haven't heard any.
McConnell claims it's "too partisan"

which means he knows it would cost Republicans votes if we were to have secure and fair elections
 
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Likes: Clara007
Nov 2005
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The GOP has 'tunnel vision'.
No. They do not.

Tunnel vision would be like ignoring a person who is asking for help because you are too busy thinking about your own problems and you do not see them.
Republican politicians have been presented reports on such interference.
They have been present for voting on legislation to address such interference. They CHOSE to vote no.
You can't claim "tunnel vision" when they are being directly presented with something and they choose to say No! to working to address it.

Republican politicians are choosing to help ensure that such actions can continue to happen again in the future. :mad:


This: "Mr. Mueller's testimony should serve as a warning to every member of this body about what could happen in 2020, literally in our next elections," said Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

He added that "unfortunately, in the nearly three years since we uncovered Russia's attack on our democracy, this body has not held a single vote on stand-alone legislation to protect our elections."
AND this: If a foreign adversary tries to offer assistance to your campaign, your response should not be 'thank you.' Your response should be a moral obligation to tell the FBI," he said.


The GOP attitude falls under the topic "narrow vision"--again. Russia and other foreign actors WILL try again and for some reason the GOP is convinced it's going to help them keep Trump in the WH....but....it never occurs to them that these foreign actors (because they're such GOOD GUYS) might change teams---just because they can?
I can't believe the stupidity of this. Isn't there a cliche about "honor among thieves"????
It astounds me how many Republican politicians, pundits and voters refuse to acknowledge that telling the FBI about the proposition is the responsibility of both those elected and those running for office.
 
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Dec 2018
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Mitch McConnel said today he supports blocking these bills because they'd only considered House bills passed on a bipartisan basis.

So Mitch McConnel, THAT Mitch McConnel, says he only supports bipartisan bills... He's trolling us, right?
 
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Apr 2013
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According to a tweet I read this morning, either yesterday or this morning, Moscow Mitch gave an impassioned speech defending his position on the two security bills. I can't find a link summarizing them. Anybody out there familiar with the speech?
 

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