American Citizens Can No Longer Take Our Democracy for Granted

Americans, it’s time for a gut check. No citizen gets a pass — especially our elected leaders, from Congress to state houses. Nothing less than our democracy is imperiled.

On the eve of his Helsinki summit with Russian President Putin, President Trump once again referred via Twitter to the investigation of the 2016 presidential election as a “Rigged Witch Hunt.”

Monday the Russian foreign ministry responded. “WE AGREE.”Russian Tweet

Trump made the worn “Witch Hunt” comment despite the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s extraordinarily detailed and unassailable indictment Friday of 12 named Russian intelligence officers who waged cyberwar against the United States. (This after Trump called the European Union our greatest enemy.)

Furthermore, Meuller found that Russians conspired with actors within Trump World who he is certain to identify in further indictments. Together they participated in the cyber equivalent of Pearl Harbor. “Tora, Tora, Tora!”

Citizen, where do you stand?

Do you side with Putin and Trump and Republicans in Congress who seek to undermine Meuller’s investigation?

Or do you side with  the facts, the U.S. intelligence agencies and even the dissident members of Trump’s own administration, such as Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates, who will acknowledge the truth.

And will you demand that Trump uphold his Oath of Office to defend his country against all enemies foreign and domestic?

Republican Gov. Rick Scott, you want to represent us in the U.S. Senate, where do you stand?

State Sen. Debbie Mayfield and Rep. Erin Grall, keep in mind that the Mueller indictment also gave evidence that the Russians had penetrated state election offices and collected data on more than 500,000 voters.

You represent us in the state house. Do you believe Putin? If not, are you and the Republican-controlled state legislators taking meaningful action to protect Floridians from Russian intrusion?

Team Russia. Team America. Choose your side.

–Richard Leonard
Communications Committee