Recently, there has been a lot of controversy over election results in various battleground states around the nation. This prompted a recount of votes, after many citizens and politicians called for a review. To further add to the election controversy, the CIA has released a report on suspected Russian activities affecting the recent presidential election. In this article, two key GOP senators, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, join Democrats Charles Schumer and Jack Reed in call for bi-partisan investigation on Russian influence of the previous election.
The beginning of the article states that this call for action came after The Washington Post reported the CIA’s “private conclusion” that Russian interference was intended to benefit Trump in the election. The Senators released a statement saying “Recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American… 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.” The article goes on to state that McCain and Graham have had difficult relationships with Trump, so this is does necessarily signal wide ranging support of the bi-partisan investigation. In the latter part of the article, opinions from Republican John Cornyn and House Speaker Paul Ryan were given. This is obviously an important matter that should be addressed, and it will be interesting to see if this will gain further support among both parties.