The most recent Democrat that is trying to stop President Trump in his tracks is Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA). He announced almost immediately that he will be introducing legislation to prevent President Trump from forming an election cyber security group with Russia.
Early Sunday morning, Trump tweeted: “Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded..”
Rep. Boyle quickly moved to stop Trump’s efforts by making this statement: “President Trump’s social media statement today that he would involve Russian President Vladimir Putin in a cyber security effort to ‘protect our elections’ defies any shred of basic human logic and common sense. Under no circumstances can we allow the Russian government to learn our strategy and techniques for defending our cyber security. This week during the congressional session, I will introduce legislation to prohibit the United States from participating in any type joint working group with Russia on cybersecurity efforts. Hiring Mr. Putin to protect our electoral process is like a group of homeowners hiring a security guard to protect them after that individual has broken into their homes.”
Jason Easly responded to this on www.politicususa.com: “What Trump’s cyber security working group would do is provide the Russians with direct access to our election system. Putin would be able to rig future elections for the candidate of his choosing without having to go through all the hassle of hacking 50 state voting systems. Trump is proposing to hand Russia the keys to everything, which is why Congress must step in and prohibit Trump from working with Russia on any matter related to U.S. elections.
If the states won’t allow Trump to use his presidential powers to get control of their voter data, he is going try to use his position to get help from Russia. Congress needs to say no and shoot down Trump’s plan as soon as they come back to Washington.”
What do you think about this intense response to Trump’s tweet regarding a joint effort with Russia on cyber security? Are Boyle and Easly right to fear such a move, or are they overreacting?
Credit: Politicus USA