Not only are the Repubs looking the other way, by voting against Election Security they are encouraging it. They need all the help they can get for 2020. Afterall, Trump is behind the top 5 Dem candidates in EVER poll. Including the Fox News poll.
When one doesn't like the message, shoot the messenger! It is what Autocrats do.
WASHINGTON — Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected, five people familiar with the matter said, a disclosure to Congress that angered Mr. Trump, who complained that Democrats would use it against him. The day after the Feb. 13 briefing to lawmakers, Mr. Trump berated acting Director of National Intelligence Vice Admiral Joseph Maguire, for allowing it to take place. The intelligence community issued an assessment in early 2017 that President Vladimir V. Putin personally ordered an influence campaign in the previous year’s election and developed “a clear preference for Trump.
Trump announced on Wednesday that he was replacing Vice Admiral Maguire with Richard Grenell, the ambassador to Germany and long an aggressively vocal Trump supporter with no experience in security matters.
Though intelligence officials have previously informed lawmakers that Russia’s interference campaign was ongoing, last week’s briefing did contain what appeared to be new information, including that Russia intends to interfere with the general election.