Dem Congresswoman on Russia: “I’m not convinced they didn’t get into [voting] machines”
Accuses Russia of “act of war”
Not even Hillary Clinton, acclaimed author of What Happened, went this far. On Wednesday’s Hardball, Dem Rep. Jackie Speier called Russian “hacking” of the presidential election an “act of war.” Taking things a significant step further, Speier said:
“I’m not convinced that they didn’t get into the [voting] machines.”
That was too much even for Chris Matthews, who interjected, “we don’t know that yet. We don’t know that.”
JACKIE SPEIER: This has been an act of war by Russia, and it should not be lost on any of us that they have used multiple platforms to undermine this democracy. Whether it was RT, their TV stations, or Facebook, or hacking into our political institutions, the DNC, and the Republican National Committee.
Or, furthermore, hacking into the very election system. Both the voting records, and I’m not convinced that they didn’t get into the machines. And that’s what we’ve got to spend a lot of out time on, I believe.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: We’ll have to see. We don’t know that yet. We don’t know that.
Speier’s district includes parts of San Francisco, so her evidence-free allegation is likely to go over well at home.
Note: Speier isn’t the first Dem to accuse the Russians of an “act of war.” But it is a dangerous use of language by a Member of Congress. Acts of war can normally be expected to be met with a military response. Is that what Speier was proposing?
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Acts of war can normally be expected to be met with a military response. Is that what Speier was proposing?
She’s a Dimocrat from San Francisco, of course she’d like to see an act of war. But not against the Russians.
Against Donald Trump.
So, is this “racist” calling Jeh Johnson, the former Secretary of Homeland Security, a liar ?
The modern model of a racist is color diversity (i.e. denial of individual dignity) and unabashedly so.
When you are the type of debris at the bottom of the Swamp, that this woman is, you’ll say anything, and without conscience.
May the Russians get into voting booths and help kick her out of office.
“[It] should not be lost on any of us that [the Russians] have used multiple platforms to undermine this democracy.”
Her outrage is entirely justified: Undermining this Republic is the exclusive privilege of Hillary, Obama, James Comey, the 9th Circuit Court, and the Deep State.
But seriously, this kind of deranged talk about supposed “acts of war” by a congressperson is frighteningly irresponsible.
Of course, we should release our entire fleet of nuclear-tipped missiles on Russia because Jackie Speier is “convinced”.
Fake news, Neo. She said she was NOT convinced they didn’t, etc.
what is this ridiculous costume she is wearing? Is red, white, and blue with epaulets supposed to convince of her patriotism.
It’s her official uniform as leader of the Space Cadets.
I pity the poor Space Cadets.
I thought she was wearing a Russian flag.
Oh, good. Let’s audit the vote, and start in California.
The Intelligence Committee sadly has no obvious prerequisites…
I thought it was Donald Trump who would be taking us to war? Thats what the left has been promising and I want my war!!!
I’m sure that those rascally Russies made those 48 ballots in that Detroit ward tally as 200.
Oh wow! Apparently, Jim Jones (of the cyanide Kool-Aid) used to be in her district.
Must be a Democrat:
Convinced that a foreign government managed to conduct a widespread electronic attack on critical voting machine totals without leaving a tiny shred of evidence, while being able to totally ignore documented, obvious cases of voting fraud carried out by illegal aliens and Democrat officials, AND being totally against any attempt to prevent such fraud.
I don’t know. They certainly got into her head.
There was plenty of room.
I’m way more convinced that the Democrats got into the voting machines. And will continue to do so.
I guess collusion with the post-coup regime in Kiev, other foreign intelligence assets, and domestically employed Pakistanis, escaped her notice.
It’s not lost on me that the white, blue and red bands on her pantsuit jacket top look like and are in the exact order as the Russian flag.
The Russians got into the voting machines that are not on any network? Perhaps she wants voter ID to stop such hacks.
Well, in Texas it is obvious that the Russians drew up the redistricting maps to “hack” the Texas votes! They are so clever.
Because that’s the outcome you want, right Ms. Speier? So freakin’ transparent.
When you read/hear one of those ugly double-negatives (“I’m not convinced they didn’t…”), you know the source is full of shit, knows it, and uses such foggy language to hide it.
She should start by renaming the Russia Hill neighborhood in San Francisco. That’ll show those Russians we’re not to be messed with