Courtesy of The Hill:
A GOP group came out with a new ad this week calling on Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to push for election security legislation by highlighting the lawmaker’s previous comments on the topic.
The ad, released Wednesday by the group Republicans for the Rule of Law, shows Graham on the Senate floor in July 2018 as he speaks in favor of fighting for election security in light of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
“I’m 1,000 percent convinced that the Russians meddled in our election,” he said. “I’m hoping that the president will call the Congress together to secure our election the best we can.”
“I don’t know how any of us can go to our constituents if we do nothing,” he continued. “The one thing I cannot live with is not trying.”
After the clip ends, the ad displays a message. “Senator Graham,” it says. “Are you still trying?” It then calls on constituents to call Graham’s office and “tell him to secure our elections.”
As we have said before protecting our elections from foreign interference should be the one issue that receives overwhelming bipartisan support.
Literally the only reason that I can imagine for why Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, and other Republican politicians refuse to move forward on the issue is because they realize their president cannot be reelected without Russian help.
And if it is not that then please somebody explain what other possible reason there could it be?