One would think that approving a bill funding vital security upgrades before the 2018 midterm elections would be a no brainer in light of the further confirmation of Russian interference in the 2016 election last week, right? Wrong, not in this Republican controlled House. Washington Post:
In a vote along party lines, Republicans rejected Democrats’ motion for more funding, unmoved by Democrats’ vigorous pleas and chants of “USA! USA!” on the House floor.
The election security funding vote came amid a national controversy over Russian election interference, and it comes days after President Trump appeared to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s contention that Russia did not intervene in the 2016 presidential race — even though U.S. intelligence agencies say otherwise.
“Now is the time to double down on our efforts to prevent election hacking,” Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) declared ahead of the vote. “The American people are watching, and we must ensure that we — unlike our president — are on the right side of history at this pivotal moment in our democracy.”
Here's video of House Democrats chanting "USA! USA!" pic.twitter.com/sFv0KpWBCC
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 19, 2018
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there are Americans and there are Republicans.