Republican Senator Blocks Legislation To Stop Foreign Election Interference


Republican Senator Mike Crapo yesterday decided
that we don’t need to secure our elections. We don’t need to prevent foreign countries
from meddling in United States elections. And Crapo single handedly blocked a bill that
had originally been put forward by democratic Senator Chris van Hollen and Republican Senator
Marco Rubio. But Crapo blocked this bill that would have
imposed sanctions on any country caught meddling in US elections within 30 days of them being
caught. Sounds like a pretty fair bill, right? You meddle in our elections here in the United
States. We’re going to put sanctions on your country. Don’t screw with our elections. Simple message. Now, Democrats had typically uh framed this,
as you know, we’ve got to prevent Russia and other countries. We’ve got to prevent Russia and other countries
from interfering in our elections. But the truth is, folks, it is not just Russia. I know it’s easy to see the Russia boogeyman
and every single thing that Democrats do these days. But we have to worry about all countries. And more importantly, we have to worry about
people here in the United States hacking into our election systems, which this bill didn’t
necessarily address because it’s kind of hard to put sanctions on a hacker in Ohio compared
to putting sanctions on Moscow. But nevertheless, it was a good start. It’s something that is actually needed. But Crapo decided we don’t have to protect
our elections. And he said the following, the mechanisms
in this bill have been designed to more, uh, more to attack the Trump administration and
Republicans than to attack the Russians in those who would attack our country in our
elections. When we can stop trying to make it anti-Trump
or anti Republican or make politics out of the problems that Russia is truly creating
for us, maybe we can come together and pass yet another strong piece of legislation to
move forward. There’s nothing in this bill about president
Trump, by the way. There’s nothing in this bill about Republicans. In fact, the only way that you could view
this as an attack on Republicans is if Republicans were counting on outside interference to win
the next election. And that actually sounds like what Crapo was
trying to hint at here. And let’s be honest, folks, we know that Republicans
love election interference. We know that they want people to come in and
oops, we gave you faulty voting machines or oops, we let this country come in and hack
into our election systems. Our bad. And the reason the Republicans like that is
because every single time there seems to be some kind of little abnormality in our elections,
it always seems to benefit the Republicans. I mean, it’s very rare to hear a story of
like a voting machine switching a vote from a Democrat to Republican. Now it has happened, but nowhere near as frequently
is a voting machine will flip a vote from a Democrat to a Republican. And we all know what happened in 2016 we do
know that there were a troll farms being operated in other countries spreading misinformation
and propaganda on social media that helped to brainwash people. But at the same time, it also exposed a lot
of American stupidity here. But we do have very real instances where other
countries are attempting to get into our election systems themselves. We know that the Mueller report did tell us
those are things that have happened, and we have to take it seriously. And this was actually a bipartisan piece of
legislation written by a Republican and Democrat to address this problem. But Mike Crapo, Mike Crapo saw this as an
attack on Trump and attack on Republicans and not enough of an attack on Russia, and
therefore he blocked it, leaving our elections vulnerable once again to outside interference.




Comments
  1. @ 2:45 you accidentally use the words "Democrat to a Republican" twice. I think you meant to say 'Republican to a Democrat' the first time….

  2. Protect our elections.so your so smart using computers we want to be able to see OUR VOTE after placed. I have a tool to look it up.please find a link where I can find this information. Thank you.

  3. That's the only way the Republicans know how to win is by cheating. Trump isn't bending over his desk and dropping his drawers for Putin for nothing

  4. Republicans 💩 want Russia 😈 to continue to rig elections for them, especially trump 🤑.
    Let's vote all of them OUT👍🏽.

  5. All the rethuglicons know that they will not be honestly elected so they're trying to get all the corrupted criminal help that they can aided and abetted by of course democracy
    While they're burning down democracy to stay in power democracy is busy fiddling away by the time all the fiddling stops all will be lost because these crimminal despots know that they have to get out the window before it closes on them so they're not wasting any time fooling around

  6. Then they'll say that nothing is happening because of the Democrats…

    The RepubliCONs always come up with some idiot asinine anti trump excuse.

  7. Kremlin Kreeps like this should be made to watch their performance throughout the next election campaign, and beyond. They are traitors the free world. Crapo is an asso.

  8. They are Kompromised … that's the ONLY way to explain it. In a saner time Republicans would be pressuring him to resign and calling for an investigation.

  9. The outrage over election interference is a little disengenuous.
    We've been doing it to other countries non-stop for decades.

    They're just salty Russia, and not US, figured out an efficient way to do it.

  10. trump and republiCONS are traitors to our great country and terrorists to our environment.
    Make America great again by making trump a one term president and never voting republiCON ever again for any office.

  11. Especially when Trump people, do not care
    They say money is the root of evil ? Yes in
    The wrong hands, People with money need money to belittle others less fortunate, to make themselves feel superior than others,
    Trump people like him, is not comfortable in their own skin regardless who you are, that’s Trump enterprise of Criminals. But they will
    Pay one way.or another.

  12. Seriously, what the fuck is going on why in the hell is he talking about Trump and the Republicans plus it was bipartisan 🤔

  13. Bill: We should sanction any country that hacks our election.

    Crapo: This bill was designed to attack Trump!

    So, you admit that Trump couldn't have won without help from a hacker. How else cold you possibly perceive an anti-hacking bill as an anti-Trump bill? You have said more about Trump than this bill has.

  14. Why is Ivanka buying copyrights to VOTER machines???? Why wait until something happen during election day??? Bring it up now!!!!!

  15. THATS STRAIGHT UP TREASON!!
    ARREST HIM NOW!!
    REPUBLI CONS;
    THE ORIGINAL HOMEGROWN DOMESTIC TERRORISTS AND ORGANIZED CRIME FAMILY !!

  16. The US interferes in many many countries' elections and much more. If that bill was passed, how much proof would be needed before we instituted sanctions. Could they lie? It's getting harder and harder to TRUST anything or anyone anymore.
    Look at the Repo market. Even the banks don't trust each other. I guess this is what collapse looks like. I'm not sure, it's my first time collapsing.

  17. Oh were so lucky to have Crapo here in Idaho lol one of the biggest receivers of big pharma donations. Elderly people starving because of cut snap benefits .

  18. Crapo should just be sent to Russia or some other place which interferes with our elections. His home state shouldn't want anything to do with him.

  19. It's an attack on election corruption. If the republiKLANS isnt guilty of this type of corruption then they shouldn't have anything to worry about. Since the republiKLANS are always guilty of this type of corruption. They think by fixing the corruption problem is a personal attack on Donald Trump and themselves. I see 17 KLANsevaTARDS on here believe this bullshit and lies. These are the very same people who believes that dead people are voting and millions of illegals are voting in our elections and want to stop it right away. It was investigated and proven many of times that there talking points are nothing more than lies in there efforts of trying to Suppressing Minorities that normally doesn't vote for there racist from voting. There not worried about foreign countries rigging the election in there favor because there the only ones benefitting from it. Plus it have been proven many of times, that the only way for any republiKLAN to win anything is through Cheating, Suppressing minorities, gerrymandering, Stealing, Hiding Democratic voter's ballots, lies and propaganda, misleading Democratic voter's with false information and getting foreign countries to rig the election results in there favor…

  20. How can 1 traitor block a bill that's probably supported by the vast majority of the American people. Oh wait. Money..

  21. GOP keep pushing Russian propaganda, trump is having play dates in the Oval Office with Russians. Nothing suspicious here.

  22. We'll have to worry about all those voting machines trademarked by Ivanka's trump. I mean, that doesn't seem weird at all, right?

  23. So the law would require future President to respond to election interference in the same way that Trump did, unless they decide not to?

  24. The treasonous, corrupt trash operating as Congressional Republicans are doing this shit in plain sight. That tells you that their supporters are ignorant and/or devoid of critical thinking skills or they are also amoral, treasonous trash. Fake patriots and fake Christians. Ffs, end this shit show and flush all of the turds.

  25. From the description, I don't see how it would prevent interference.
    If threat of punishment prevented wrong doing, there would be no need for prisons.

  26. So Crapo "Crapo" all over a bill that is to keep foreign influence in our elections but not just that, influence our way of life. Great, so now our own "Crapolla" politicians are allowing our system to be attacked, you know what we call that in the military an "Insider Threat".

  27. Anything that would help to stop foreign interference would shed light on the election fraud committed by the GOP every election. That's why.

  28. REPUBLICANS LOVE BUYING FOREIGN ELECTION INTERFERENCE BECAUSE THEY HAVE MONEY COMING OUT THEIR ASSES DUE TO ALL THE ILLEGAL MONEY THEY TAKE TO SUPPORT AND PASS BILLS. RePUTINcans HAVE MONEY POTS WORTH TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO BUY ELECTIONS.

  29. Crapo is smarter then those that introduced the bill. Why you say? What if other countries do the same? Where was the last time U.S DID NOT meddling in other countries elections? Elections are cheaper then going to war, people. It is cheaper to send $10,000,000 dollars then to send 10,000 young American into a country to get that country to vote your way. It cost less then $10,000,000 dollars to ousted a South American country by paying the military there and some verbal promises. So, if this law is pass in the U.S, those countries that we meddled in their elections can sue us using our own law in our courts.

  30. WAS JUST THINKING. ISN'T IT INTERESTING THAT THE MOST LOVED, GOOD, DECENT PRESIDENTS ARE ASSASSINATED. WHILE OTHERS LIKE TRUMP CAN BE THE WORLDS MOST RACIST PERSON, OUT OF HIS MIND, TORN OUR COUNTRY APART IN 3 YEARS, POKES FUN AT CRIPPLED PEOPLE, HE IS ADULTURER, PUT 70,000 KIDS IN CAGES, ETC ETC BUT HE WILL LIVE TO BE 100 AND HAS A CULT FOLLOWING WITH SUPPORTERS THREATENING TO KILL ANYONE THAT DISPLEASES TRUMP. REALLY, THINK ABOUT IT. JOHN F. KENNEDY WAS ASSASSINATED MID- LIFE ("THE GOOD, THEY DIE YOUNG") AND TRUMP MAY LIVE TO 200 PER HIS DOCTOR. JUST DON'T SEEM RIGHT TO ME.

  31. WHY CHANGE THINGS , THEY KNOW IT'S THE ONLY WAY TRUMP WILL GET ELECTED , AND THEY CAN HOLD ON TO THEIR JOBS , IT'S ALL ABOUT THEM ,NOT THE PEOPLE WHO PAY THEIR WAGES. IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT , AND TAKE BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE IN 2020 AND LET THEM WHINE FOR THREE TERMS OF NOT HOLDING ANY POWER THIS TIME, CAUSE THEY DON"T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE POWER , ONLY ABUSE IT.

  32. There's another scheme to bring Russia back to help Trump. Why was a Russian political member in the US this week? Trump was all smiles in the photo with the Russian in the Oval Office! And now they're blocking this legislation! The FBI better start investigating and I call on our arm forces to use its cyber capabilities on election day to attack Russia before they attack us!

  33. the party needs to be abolished as a traitor to the country….they all abandoned their oath to uphold the Constitution and now follow a known traitor…they all need to be defeated and sent to jail for crimes against the USA….they are supporting a person who wants to destroy democracy and become a dictator…it is amazing the people of the USA have let this man stay in power…the lies, bullying, corruption, abuse of power, obstruction of justice and blatant disregard for the American people is beyond logic

  34. It is plain as day to see the Republican motive here. Why is this even allowed? This is outright fraudulent legislation and NOTHING was put in place to stop this from happening? Our taxes are paying for a blatantly corrupt government, and there's nothing we can do about it? If we don't pay our taxes for this corrupt system, we would be fined and jailed. We're not living in a democracy. This is pure dictatorship and if you disagree with me you are categorically brainwashed. This is not good. To not pass a bill on the grounds of partisanship when it is bipartisan written, clearly states the obvious. This is what we pay for? I'm fucking pissed off!

  35. Repugnants don't like a fair voting system. Because minorities would be able to vote and they don't vote against their best interest or the countrys best interest.

  36. Hey Farron, you said from a Democrat to a Republican when I think you meant to say from a Republican to a Democrat. I picked up on it but there may be some people that don’t, LIKE TRUMPANZEES😉

  37. What does it say about the people that voted for shitto (crapo)? And will they reelect him. And I'll bet the voter suppression and purging of ethnic minorities from the voter registration in his state will be at max!

  38. As a guy wrote a couple of months ago. Russia will hack your election again. Democrats will win in a landslide and get 60% of the votes. Republicans will shout about fraud. It will be investigated and proven that Russia hacked the election on behalf of democrats. Republicans will then denie to have a new secure election and declare themselves as winners. Civil war is a huge risk in USA. Many republican politicians seem to want it. Just see what happened when they stormed the Congress and claimed they were not allowed to hear what the witnesses had to say. Well, a lot of those 45 or 49 NaziPigs invading the Congress actually were allowed to be there. THE NAZIPIGS CALLING THEMSELVES REPUBLICANS WANT A CIVIL WAR. Count on it and don't get caught sleeping.

  39. The fix is in for 2020 Putins puppet just received his latest instructions from Lavrov in the Oval office where Traitor Trump is clearly in the weak position of sitting as his handlers takes the dominant position standing over Trump.

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