You know things have gotten bad in this country when Sarah Palin says she’ll defend the United States from Russian surveillance.
On Sunday, the former governor of Alaska took to Twitter to talk about U.S. national security issues following a secret CIA report that pointed to Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential election.
‘Russia’s getting out of hand? So says the defeated. Not to worry… remember I can keep an eye on them from here.’
Russia's getting out of hand? So says the defeated. Not to worry… remember I can keep an eye on them from here. https://t.co/jQBCDV5O3W
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) December 12, 2016
So very reassuring…
On Sunday, president-elect Trump told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that the claims were “ridiculous” and largely came from Democrats who are still bitter over losing the presidency to the likes of him.
Back in 2008 when she was the vice presidential nominee, Palin told ABC News she could defend United States national security concerns from her backyard in Alaska:
‘They’re our next-door neighbors. And you can actually see Russia, from land, here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.’
It seems, however, that the CIA report isn’t something to take lightly. As jokingly as Palin’s tweet may be perceived, a bipartisan group of high-profile senators are urging Americans to take the report seriously.
‘Recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American.’
The group includes incoming Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. John McCain the Armed Services Committee chairman, Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Sen. Jack Reed, the top Armed Services Committee Democrat.
On Sunday morning, Sen. Schumer gave a statement to the press explaining the group’s take on the secret CIA report. He explained,
‘While protecting classified material, we have an obligation to inform the public about recent cyberattacks that have cut to the heart of our free society, Sen. Chuck Schumer explained on behalf of the group.’
Echoing their bipartisan efforts, Schumer urged Democrats and Republicans to work together on this issue,
‘Democrats and Republicans must work together, and across the jurisdictional lines of the Congress, to examine these recent incidents thoroughly and devise comprehensive solutions to deter and defend against further cyber-attacks.’
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