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Today on State Sunday This Press Face, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) dismissed Russia’s cyberattack on our elections:

“We all do it. What we need to do is make sure our electoral process is protected. They’re not going to admit it in the same way we’re not going to admit we were involved in the Ukrainian elections or the Russian elections.”

He also blamed President Obama, thus all-but parroting the God-King’s party line:

On election meddling, a big part of it is a refusal to give in to anything that could give the impression that the election outcome resulted from anything besides his skill and success as a candidate. It’s not about Russia. It could be evidence of Chinese or Canadian interference, and it wouldn’t make any difference. [In his mind] he won the election based on political superiority, and no one is going to suggest otherwise.
[Or as Trump put it:] “Putin, Putin, Putin. That’s all CNN wants to talk about — Putin and Russia. It’s a complete joke. They’re not living in the real world. Because let’s be honest, some of our friends are some real beauties, too.”

The God-King repeated that last message today when CBS News’s Jeff Glor asked him to name America’s biggest foe:

Well, I think we have a lot of foes. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade. Now, you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe. Russia is foe in certain respects. China is a foe economically, certainly they are a foe. But that doesn’t mean they are bad. It doesn’t mean anything. It means that they are competitive.

I respect the leaders of those countries. But, in a trade sense, they’ve really taken advantage of us and many of those countries are in NATO and they weren’t paying their bills.

And when asked if he’ll ask Putin to extradite the Russian military intelligence officers indicted this week:

Well I might. I hadn’t thought of that. But I certainly, I’ll be asking about it. But again, this was during the Obama administration. They were doing whatever it was during the Obama administration.

Would Sen. Paul and the God-King allow nations to attack our elections … so long as the attackers help the GOP?


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