Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D) continues to point at the Russian government as being “engaged enthusiastically and actively” in meddling with U.S. elections, and believes that the 2020 presidential election will be their focus “because a black woman is on the ticket,” adding that this could very well bet the “October surprise” many expect.
Rep. Jackson Lee now wants the U.S. Congress look into the poisoning of Russia’s top opposition leader Alexei Navalny, saying that “As Americans, we value the right of the opposition and the right of their voices to be heard, also the right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press, among others”
“I believe that Russia has been engaged in and interfering with a number of our elections dealing with the 2016 election.”-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D)
Lee believes that Russia’s past involvement in U.S. elections benefitted Trump, and the Trump administration says Putin’s play in the elections help the Democrats. Lee is not alone. Just about ever single member of the U.S. Congress believes that the Russian threat to America and its election system is very real and must be addressed.