from the mad-king-tantrum dept
As we famous final week, it was broadly anticipated that in the end Donald Trump would flip is post-election mood tantrum in direction of Chris Krebs, the broadly revered director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company (CISA). Krebs had been standing agency in reporting that there was no proof to help the widespread conspiracy theories about hacked voting machines. CISA had been proactively debunking these claims.
On Tuesday morning, Krebs tweeted about how election safety consultants all agreed that there was no evidence of manipulated elections — straight contradicting the continuing unsubstantiated claims of the President and his enablers:
ICYMI: On allegations that election programs had been manipulated, 59 election safety consultants all agree, “in each case of which we’re conscious, these claims both have been unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent.” #Protect2020 https://t.co/Oj6NciYruD
— Chris Krebs #Protect2020 (@CISAKrebs) November 17, 2020
In response, just a few hours later, Trump tweeted that Krebs was fired:
If you cannot learn that, it is the President saying:
The latest assertion by Chris Krebs on the safety of the 2020 Election was extremely inaccurate, in that there have been huge improprieties and fraud – together with lifeless folks voting, Ballot Watchers not allowed into polling places, “glitches” within the voting machines which modified… votes from Trump to Biden, late voting, and plenty of extra. Subsequently, efficient instantly, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company.
There isn’t any proof that any of that truly occurred. None. Zero. Zilch. Each single a type of tales has been debunked (and most of them have actually nothing to do with Krebs’ job). The one factor truthful in these tweets is that Trump was firing Krebs. It is a disgusting abuse of energy, supporting utterly bullshit conspiracy concept nonsense, as a way to take away a public servant who truly did his job nicely in defending in opposition to such election manipulation.
Moments later, on his private Twitter account, Krebs tweeted with class:
That is the sort of grace and sophistication that Trump and his enablers won’t ever perceive.
As professor Steve Vladeck notes, “we’re worse off as a rustic” due to “this mood tantrum” by the President.
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