Republican powers that be know exactly how big a Threat Trump is to this country and to our reputation around the world. But they're in power now, or at least they think they are so they don't give a shit. "IF" news had broken that the CIA had hard core evidence that Russia hacked the U.S. Election to get Hillary elected and she'd actually won every republican in the House and Senate would have gone up like a mushroom cloud. They'd be apoplectic!Sugar Magnolia wrote:How long before Trump's refusal to listen to the intelligence professionals results in one or more deaths to American citizens? And how long after that before the Republicans wake the fuck up to it?
From the news week article:
In other words, "yes, this is pretty fucked up but hay, lets not question the results!" Hell would freeze over before they'd accept Clinton after a revelation like what the CIA has exposed.REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS BREAK WITH TRUMP ON RUSSIA
When it comes to Russia the veteran Kentucky senator laid out a much darker view of bilateral relations than Trump, who has advocated a renewed dialogue. “Let me just speak for myself, the Russians are not our friends,” he replied when asked about Trump’s overtures to Moscow. a, “They invaded Crimea. Senator McCain and I and some of our Democratic friends met with a delegation from the Baltic countries just this past week. To say that they’re nervous about the Russians would be to put it mildly.” Ryan, too, criticized Russia as “an aggressor that consistently undermines American interests.” McConnell also reiterated his support for the NATO alliance; Trump questioned the utility of the pact repeatedly on the campaign trail.
Both McConnell and Ryan cautioned, however, that recent leaks from the intelligence community vis-à-vis Russian hacking may be partisan in their purpose. “Exploiting the work of our intelligence community for partisan purposes does a grave disservice to those professionals and potentially jeopardizes our national security,” Ryan said in a statement issued Monday afternoon. “As we work to protect our democracy from foreign influence, we should not cast doubt on the clear and decisive outcome of this election.”