As the U.S. government continues to monitor repetitive attacks on the upcoming U.S. elections by Russian hackers, the media is questioning why many Republicans refuse to take a strong position against our foreign adversary.
One Republican State Senator in Pennsylvania, made comments on Friday, which have caused at least a little bit of a stir.
Senator Scott Wagner, who is looking to unseat incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf in the upcoming gubernatorial election in November, jokingly told a crowd in Wyomissing, PA:
“By the way, the Russians are going to help me with Tom Wolf. If I have to use Paul Manafort, I will.”
While most of the crowd burst into laughter as they cheered for their Republican candidate, others see it as a bit of déjà vu, reminding them of that time when Trump specifically asked Russia to release Hillary Clinton’s emails during a press conference on July 27, 2016.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump infamously uttered. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
According to the latest polls, Wagner trails his opponent by 13 points.