During a CNN interview this Sunday, conservative radio host and former GOP congressman Joe Walsh criticized Donald Trump and fellow Republicans for not showing any urgency when it comes to investigating the alleged Russian interference with the 2016 election.
“I’m outraged at the lack of outrage, especially on my side, the Republican side,” Walsh told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. “I get that the country is divided, but my god: a foreign government interfered with our election. That should piss everybody off.”
“It’s like because our guy won, Trump won, we’re going to keep our mouths shut,” Walsh said, slamming the partisan reaction to the Washington Post‘s bombshell story citing a secret CIA assessment.
“I mean that’s just so wrong,” Walsh said.
“It’s a fact,” Walsh said, referring to the WaPo report. “And then for Donald Trump … to call it ridiculous and not believe it, he ought to be ashamed of himself.”
Walsh said he agreed with former CIA director Michael Morell’s comment that Russian meddling in the 2016 election is the “the political equivalent of 9/11,” adding that Trump’s is “acting like a third grader” in his refutation of the intelligence community.
“For Donald Trump to come out and attack our men and women in the CIA, that’s almost treasonous,” Walsh said. “Russia attacks us and Trump attacks the CIA. He ought to be the one calling for an investigation.”
“He’s got to use this as an opportunity, I think, to bring the country together and lead an investigation,” Walsh said.
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