Republican State Lawmaker In Texas Calls For Trump's Impeachment

Despite Russia Investigation House Republicans Plan to Cut Election Security Funding

The scathing opinion piece, published by The Texas Tribune, comes at the heels of Trump's Helsinki summit, where Trump accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's denial of meddling in the 2016 election - jilting American intelligence that led to the indictment of 12 Russian nationals for allegedly hacking the Democratic National Convention.

Republicans and Democrats were quick to call Russian Federation an adversary and an enemy in attempts to assure European allies that lawmakers in America understand the dynamics with Russian Federation and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Trump declined to back US intelligence assessments that Russian Federation had interfered in the 2016 election and said he had no reason to believe Russian Federation would meddle.

The controversy was inflamed anew Wednesday when Trump appeared to declare that Russian Federation was no longer targeting the United States, contrary to the assertions of the intelligence community - although the White House later said the president was just saying "no" to further questions from the press. But Republicans argue that there's more than enough resources now available and there is no urgent need for further funding.

Currently, the federal Election Assistance Commission oversees a grant program whose objective is to aide in state elections and ultimately improve the safety of voting systems. States still have money left from the current $380 million appropriation, and lawmakers have not been made aware of any new requests for more money as the November midterm elections approach, he said. House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) stated that Congress had spent over $3.5 billion since 2000 and would potentially have to spend more, depending on the results of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.


Sessions called the Democrats' argument a "shrewd political shenanigan that has no merit to it". Hoyer thundered. "Surely we can rise above pandering to party and Putin to act on behalf of our freedom and our security".

On Wednesday, a dozen Democrats took turns individually demanding $380 million worth of election security funds to be added to the 2019 spending bill before Thursday's vote.

Democrats then began chanting.

The House approved the overall spending bill, 217-199.

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