Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Hoagenson: Hartzler needs to explain her vote against protecting our elections from Russian interference

(From the Renee Hoagensen campaign)

Renee Hoagenson, Democrat for Congress in Missouri's 4th Congressional District, this week hosted a cyber-security training for staff and volunteers.

"Last week, Senator McCaskill's campaign had to fend off Russian cyber attackers attempting to penetrate her campaign information. Fortunately, her staff was savvy enough not to be duped into allowing the infiltration," said Hoagenson. "If our Congresswoman won't stand up to protect our American Elections, I will."

We have known definitively for many months that the Russians are attempting to hack into our campaigns and elections and create disruption of democracy and circumvent the voice of the American people. It's widely acknowledged in the intelligence community that there will likely be more attempts to hack campaigns the closer we get to the midterm elections.

Yet, Vicky Hartzler, in a party line vote, blocked the bid to extend election security grants and protect the midterm elections against Russian interference.

"U.S. Representative Hartzler needs to explain why she is abandoning our nation's defenses from another cyber-invasion, why she is not guaranteeing that every American's vote is hack proof, and that our election infrastructure is secure. Our vote is our guarantee of liberty and we must defend our liberty from all enemies foreign and domestic," said Hoagenson. "We must hold U.S. Representative Hartzler accountable and she needs to explain her vote to the citizens of Missouri.

The attempts on Senator McCaskill's campaign is similar to the Russian infiltration of our elections in 2016, which was called an act of war by current National Security Advisor, John Bolton. Russians are known to have already infiltrated our electrical grids through the software of contractors to our electric companies. Having access to our power grids could simply unplug much of the United States during a time of conflict. The repercussions of compromised electrical grids are untold.

"Russia has never given us any reason to trust them and they have given us every reason not to trust them. And yet our Congress stands by while Russia gains access to our power grid and votes to not fund protection of our elections," said Hoagenson. "Our Congress should make cyber security a top priority and put the attention and focus on it we need.

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is sitting on her hands, while we at the Friends of Renee Hoagenson for Congress campaign actively work to educate ourselves on this threat."

9 comments:

Harvey Hutchinson said...

The “duping” was done by the master of it: Clare McCaskill!!

Harvey Hutchinson 303-522-6622 voice&text

Anonymous said...

Harvey needs to go out to pasture. Of course she did not vote for funding as they play dirty, think dirty and are dirty when it comes to politics and taking care/protecting the people. Harvey you have got one of the worse lying brown noses in history and I saw a bunch in the Army.

Hugh Janus phone 8080624 said...

If anyone can spot a dupe I think it would be Harvey!

Harvey Hutchinson said...

The important thing is to get a great legislator like Congress Lady Hartzler re-elected to the House of Representatives, and Claire McCadkill outta that US Senate; Josh Hawley is going to be a terrific Senator for Missouri and the US of A.
Claire might try a spot on the Lying Crooked Fake News “Morning Joe” show on Nauseating MSNBC.

Harvey Hutchinson 303-522-6622 voice&text

Anonymous said...

"We have known definitively for many months that the Russians are attempting to hack into our campaigns and elections and create disruption of democracy and circumvent the voice of the American people. It's widely acknowledged in the intelligence community that there will likely be more attempts to hack campaigns the closer we get to the midterm elections.

Yet, Vicky Hartzler, in a party line vote, blocked the bid to extend election security grants and protect the midterm elections against Russian interference."

So, Harvey, your "party before country" Russian loving is OK with the elections being hacked? Your fake president backs Putin before backing the US intelligence community and congress. They keep telling us Russia is STILL working to influence our elections. I guess you would be OK with that since they are working for you repugnicans. Now we know why the repugnicans voted against grants to protect the midterms. Your hypocrisy is surpassed only by your blind ignorance.

Harvey Hutchinson said...

Anonymous 12:37
As long as you write about me under the name anonymous, you are a coward pure and simple
As well as your views being ignorant

Have the courage to sign your name; otherwise no respect for you!!
Harvey Hutchinson 303-522-6622 voice&text

Anonymous said...

Oh NO! No respect from Harvey. How shall I go on? Oh, I guess I will go on believing actual facts and not Harvey's alternative conspiracy tripe. Get a life and find your tinfoil hat Harvey. No one cares about your opinion. Just as you were shown in the last council election. And nanny nanny boo boo, your views are ignorant.

Hugh Janus phone 8080 642 said...

Something about my comment about Harvey being able to spot a dupe doesn't make sense.

But I can't figure out what.

Anonymous said...

That's OK Hugh. He still hasn't figured out your name yet either.