Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer gave a fiery speech pushing for the passage of an appropriations bill amendment to give more money to states to improve election security, you know, because of the absolute certainty that our elections were interfered with by the Russians.
"This amendment responds by providing for us to partner with our states, to slam the door in the face of the Russian bear or any other adversary that seeks to steal the integrity of our elections. The flashing red light calls us to action. Surely, we can rise above pandering to party and Putin to act on behalf of our freedom and our security."
Hoyer mentioned that the Director of National Intelligence said there is a flashing red danger signal, like before 9-11.
After his speech, the House Democrats cheered, and chanted, "USA! USA!"
The amendment, to allocate $380 million in grants to the states to help protect from future election meddling, was introduced by Democratic Representative Mike Quigley, who spoke on the House floor prior to Hoyer.
The Republicans blocked the amendment, because of course they did...
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