But Russia! Hundreds of Congressmen Just Failed to Show Up For an Election Security Meeting

Townhall | 5/22/2018 | Staff
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If you've been paying attention to the news cycle since the 2016 presidential election, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been screaming about the need for election security. After all, Russia flooded the internet with election propaganda but did not physically change any votes. Because the midterms are just a few months away, politicians have claimed this is an urgent matter.

Today, lawmakers were expected to show up for a briefing on election security with the Department of Homeland Security. Hundreds of them bailed.

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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen did her job and showed up on behalf of the Trump administration.

Nielson, along with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats released the following statement about the briefing:

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“Securing our nation’s election infrastructure is a vital national interest that requires the commitment of our federal, state, and local partners. This is an issue that the Administration takes seriously and is addressing with urgency. That is why today we sought to enlist Congress’ help in working with state and local election officials back home to raise awareness of the potential threats and urge them to continue to use available resources, either from DHS,...
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