A bipartisan group of Senators are calling for a look into whether or not Russia played any role in influencing the presidential election. There were claims made that the country illegally tried to sway the results in favor of Donald Trump. The group includes the like of Republican Senator John McCain who insists that “recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American.”
McCain is not the only one. McCain’s fellow Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Jack Reed who is the highest sitting Democrat on the Armed Services Committee have also joined the fray. The group wrote the following joint statement: “While protecting classified material, we have an obligation to inform the public about recent cyber-attacks that have cut to the heart of our free society.”
The group is grasping at extremes to make their voice heard and sound reasonable by trying to claim it will bring the parties to a common ground for future threats. “Democrats and Republicans must work together, and across the jurisdictional lines of the Congress, to examine these recent incidents thoroughly and devise comprehensive solutions to deter and defend against further cyber-attacks.”
The cyber-attacks in discussion are the hacks carried out on the DNC databases which then led to a Wikileaks incident where emails were published from high level Democratic Party officials. However, Julian Assange has since stated the information provided did not come from Russia.
Trump’s own team responded with mockery to the claim of Russian interference stating that “these are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.” They added “the election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on.”