In cyberattack against U.S., Republicans decline to denounce Russia

Posted 22 December 2020 at 9:48 am


Where are Republican loyalties? Robert Mueller found multiple suspicious contact between the Trump campaign and Russia, yet Republicans refused to acknowledge the potential conflict of interest.

During the impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives there was testimony by military personnel (Lt. Col Alexander Vindman), former CIA analyst (Kurt Volker), former and current ambassadors (Gordon Sondland, Bill Taylor, Marie Yavanowitch), and many others under oath who made the case that the Trump administration withheld needed military equipment needed to fight Russia in an ongoing war.

Despite all the testimony, which was under oath, Republicans in the Senate refused to hear any witnesses or see any documentation giving encouragement to Russia. This past summer Russian fighter jets repeatedly veered close to U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers over the Black Sea. Later Russian warplanes flew close enough to Alaska that F-22s were scrambled to intercept them and then seven U.S. soldiers were injured when Russian armored vehicle rammed an American patrol in northeast Syria.

Republicans are silent. Republicans are silent about Russia putting a bounty on American and allied forces in Afghanistan. With no push back from Republicans or the Trump administration, Russia felt emboldened to attack our cybersecurity.

Thomas P. Bossert, Homeland Security Adviser to President Trump, wrote in a NYT op-ed. (12/18/20) “President Trump is on the verge of leaving behind a federal government, and perhaps a large number of major industries, compromised by the Russian government.”

It may be a coincident that Senate Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Joe Biden as President-Elect after Vladimir Putin or maybe Vladimir Putin was giving permission to Mr. McConnell to recognize the President-Elect.

The way Republicans have behaved over the past four years one has to ask, “Where are Republican’s loyalties.”

William Fine