Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday introduced a resolution that would protect American elections from Russian interference — and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) objected to it because he said it exhibits “crazy partisan” hatred for President Donald Trump.
NBC News’ Frank Thorp V tweeted out the resolution that would require the Senate formally agree with the US intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in American and foreign elections. If the resolution were passed, the Senate would also resolve to “move aggressively to protect our election systems from interference by Russia or any foreign power” and demand sanctions be “fully implemented by the president.”
The resolution also would stipulate that the Senate “will not accept any interference” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and would demand that Trump cooperate with the probe.
Sen @BernieSanders just tried to pass a resolution related to the US response to Russian election meddling (see below for what it says).
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) July 19, 2018
As Thorp noted, Sen. Paul objected because he believes the resolution exhibits “crazy hatred of the president.”
“This is crazy partisanship driving this,” Paul’s objection, per Thorp, continued.