Call me old fashioned, but I think it’s a little unsavory the Republican Party is becoming the most important global asset of Russian intel.
I get it, Russia’s bonkers “Ukraine did it, not Russia” story is all the GOP has to defend their guy, but really?
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) December 2, 2019
Courtesy of Newsweek:
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy has hit out at the GOP for propagating conspiracy theories regarding Ukraine, describing the party as an “important global asset” of the Russian intelligence services.
President Donald Trump and his Republican Party allies have come under fire for pushing a conspiracy theory alleging that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election in a bid to influence the race in favor of Hillary Clinton.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has made the same allegations, attempting to deflect the conclusions of U.S. intelligence services, Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller that Moscow directed a systematic campaign of interference in the 2016 election.
Despite all the evidence of Russian involvement and the lack of evidence of Ukrainian action, Trump and his allies have continued to spread the accusations.
On Sunday, Murphy expressed concern at the direction his colleagues across the aisle appear to be heading in. “Call me old fashioned, but I think it’s a little unsavory the Republican Party is becoming the most important global asset of Russian intel,” he tweeted.
He added, “I get it, Russia’s bonkers ‘Ukraine did it, not Russia’ story is all the GOP has to defend their guy, but really?”
We need more Democrats and Independents to say this out loud.
Especially with the guy in the White House taking point:
Thank you to Great Republican @SenJohnKennedy for the job he did in representing both the Republican Party and myself against Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd on Meet the Depressed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
You know I used to worry that if we made these accusations that we could all be accused of a modern-day McCarthyism, but the fact is that we simply can no longer ignore the fact that the GOP is doing the Kremlin’s bidding.
Fiona Hill made this crystal clear in her testimony before Congress, and yet the Republicans seem as if they could not care less that they are now essentially Russian assets.
I do not know how this plays out in the next ten years, but I do know that the tagline “I promise to work for the American people, not for Vladimir Putin” is going to be very helpful for Democrats running against Republican politicians in Washington.