Republican blocks bill requiring campaigns to alert FBI to foreign assistance

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Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) blocked an effort by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to pass a bill via unanimous consent requiring campaigns to report any offers of foreign assistance to the FBI.
"We are all for free and fair and honest elections. ... These reporting requirements are overbroad. Presidential campaigns would have to worry about disclosure at a variety of levels. So many different levels. Consider this: vendors that work for a campaign, people that are supplying some kind of voter service to a campaign. ... It would apply to door knockers, it would apply to phone bankers, down to any person who shares their views with a candidate."​
Warner then countered that Blackburn's reading of the legislation is "not accurate .., The only thing that would have to be reported is if the agent of a foreign government or national offered that something that was already prohibited."

The big picture: President Trump's comments on Wednesday that he would consider accepting intelligence on a political opponent from a foreign entity set off immediate outrage from Democrats, who see it as an invitation for foreign adversaries to interfere in future U.S. elections. Lawmakers in both the Senate and the House have renewed calls to pass election security measures, with some going as far as to call Trump's comments "anti-American" and grounds for impeachment.

Republican blocks bill requiring campaigns to alert FBI to foreign offers of assistance

But of course. The Trump party is also blocking bills that would make the next election safer in terms of "cybersecurity"

They aren't even trying to hide it anymore. Some of them welcome foreign interference in our elections.

Republicans block $250 million to beef up election security
 
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Thank God for the Common Sense of Republicans and for protecting our Free and Fair Election process.

We have seen the abuse of power the FBI is capable with this failed Coup attempt against the President.

Giving them more power over our elction process is pure insanity.
 
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HayJenn

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Thank God for the Common Sense of Republicans and for protecting our Free and Fair Election process.

We have seen the abuse of power the FBI is capable with this failed Coup attempt against the President.

Giving them more power over our elction process is pure insanity.
Good to know you don't care about Free and Fair Elections.

Not to mention, again, our National Security

Maybe living in Russia might be more in line with "your view" on such things.
 
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Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) blocked an effort by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to pass a bill via unanimous consent requiring campaigns to report any offers of foreign assistance to the FBI.
"We are all for free and fair and honest elections. ... These reporting requirements are overbroad. Presidential campaigns would have to worry about disclosure at a variety of levels. So many different levels. Consider this: vendors that work for a campaign, people that are supplying some kind of voter service to a campaign. ... It would apply to door knockers, it would apply to phone bankers, down to any person who shares their views with a candidate."​
Warner then countered that Blackburn's reading of the legislation is "not accurate .., The only thing that would have to be reported is if the agent of a foreign government or national offered that something that was already prohibited."

The big picture: President Trump's comments on Wednesday that he would consider accepting intelligence on a political opponent from a foreign entity set off immediate outrage from Democrats, who see it as an invitation for foreign adversaries to interfere in future U.S. elections. Lawmakers in both the Senate and the House have renewed calls to pass election security measures, with some going as far as to call Trump's comments "anti-American" and grounds for impeachment.

Republican blocks bill requiring campaigns to alert FBI to foreign offers of assistance

But of course. The Trump party is also blocking bills that would make the next election safer in terms of "cybersecurity"

They aren't even trying to hide it anymore. Some of them welcome foreign interference in our elections.

Republicans block $250 million to beef up election security
What is it with treasonous RWC republicans. Why do they hate our USA so much?
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Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) blocked an effort by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to pass a bill via unanimous consent requiring campaigns to report any offers of foreign assistance to the FBI.
"We are all for free and fair and honest elections. ... These reporting requirements are overbroad. Presidential campaigns would have to worry about disclosure at a variety of levels. So many different levels. Consider this: vendors that work for a campaign, people that are supplying some kind of voter service to a campaign. ... It would apply to door knockers, it would apply to phone bankers, down to any person who shares their views with a candidate."​
Warner then countered that Blackburn's reading of the legislation is "not accurate .., The only thing that would have to be reported is if the agent of a foreign government or national offered that something that was already prohibited."

The big picture: President Trump's comments on Wednesday that he would consider accepting intelligence on a political opponent from a foreign entity set off immediate outrage from Democrats, who see it as an invitation for foreign adversaries to interfere in future U.S. elections. Lawmakers in both the Senate and the House have renewed calls to pass election security measures, with some going as far as to call Trump's comments "anti-American" and grounds for impeachment.

Republican blocks bill requiring campaigns to alert FBI to foreign offers of assistance

But of course. The Trump party is also blocking bills that would make the next election safer in terms of "cybersecurity"

They aren't even trying to hide it anymore. Some of them welcome foreign interference in our elections.

Republicans block $250 million to beef up election security
Since the FBI are just Democrat Gestapo , it is better to report to Secret Service. Or ATF.
 
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Good to know you don't care about Free and Fair Elections.

Not to mention, again, our National Security

Maybe living in Russia might be more in line with "your view" on such things.
Yes.I do. 2000 and 2016 were the FAIREST I have ever seen.
 

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