Since the nation’s Democratic Party and news media found it so easy to accuse President Donald Trump of “colluding with the Russian government” to achieve his victory on election day — and even easier to have a special counsel led by a Deep State minion appointed — a Democratic Party lawmaker decided to get out in front of the upcoming November election by accusing the Russians of interfering with the Florida elections. Nelson uttered his accusation in the midst of his re-election battle against the popular Republican Gov. Rick Scott this week.
“The Florida Department of State has received zero information from Senator Bill Nelson, D-Florida, or his staff that support his claims,” said spokeswoman Sarah Revell. “Additionally, the Department has received no information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that corroborates Senator Nelson’s statement and we have no evidence to support these claims.”
Questioned about his peculiar and shocking claim, Nelson insisted that he had information that election officials in Florida were not privy to. This gave the media, always looking for a way to protect Democrats, a green light to write stories that gave Nelson the benefit of the doubt. These stories were cast in a way to make the reader think about the vast gulf between state and federal governments.
Only problem is that now the federal government has come out to say that no, they don’t have any idea what Nelson is talking about, either.
“Although we have not seen new or ongoing compromises of state or local election infrastructure in Florida, Russian government actors have previously demonstrated both the intent and capability to conduct malicious cyber operations,” DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and FBI director Christopher Wray wrote this week. “DHS and the FBI will continue to notify any victim of a successful cyber intrusion into their election network in any jurisdiction nationwide. Every local jurisdiction could be a potential target this election season, whether through malicious cyber operations or influence operations.”
The man known in the nation’s capital as “the dean of Washington gun lobbyists” came out and joined the growing number of United States VIPs and endorsed a true “Inside the Beltway” outsider — Donald J. Trump — who is expected to win the South Carolina and Nevada Republican primaries.
“GOP presidential candidate Trump is four-square on gun rights,” former NRA publications editor John M. Snyder said in his office in Titusville, Florida, earlier today. “The attempt to undermine the Trump candidacy with firearm owners is an outrage,” he added.
Snyder is referring to certain Democratic Party news media hacks and even some Republicans who claim Trump is not a strong advocate for America’s gun owners who are under attack by the Obama-Clinton coalition.
“One Republican [presidential] opponent has even charged that Trump as president would nominate to the Supreme Court justices who would eviscerate the Second Amendment,” Snyder noted. “This is shameful and desperate,” he said.
“As far as I know, Trump is the only presidential candidate with a permit, issued by New York City, to carry a concealed firearm. [Trump also] believes a citizen with a [concealed handgun] permit issued by one state ought to be able to carry in other states as well,” added Snyder, who serves on the Board of Advisors for the 15,000-member National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACOP).
“Trump has repeatedly defended the individual Second Amendment civil right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. He has criticized severely restrictive gun control laws as partially responsible for a number of high-profile murders, including multiple murders. His book, Crippled America, even includes a chapter on the importance of Americans’ gun rights.”
Snyder said that, “Criticism of Trump on the right to keep and bear arms issue seems to have come about at least partially because his pro-gun rights position represents a reversal of previously-held attitudes.”
“However, that is ridiculous. Our pro-gun rights, pro-individual freedom movement needs converts in order to continue expanding throughout the United States. Where would the United States be today if our Founding Fathers had continued to seek reconciliation with the English Crown rather than promoting American independence? Even modern conservative icon Ronald Reagan switched from Democrat to Republican.”
Snyder asserts that, “Instead of voicing suspicion and even condemnation of Donald Trump, lovers of individual gun rights and personal freedom should welcome him and support his campaign to make America great again.”