Despite efforts made by a number of Democrats — and even a few Republicans — to downplay the information that has recently been made public through WikiLeaks hacks, America is talking about it anyway.
Republican nominee Donald Trump has used the information to further paint his opponent Hillary Clinton as greedy, dishonest, and calculating:
Republican Senator Marco Rubio (FL) also has urged against using the information, condemning the outside interference with the U.S. electoral process:
“Today it's the Democrats. Tomorrow it could be us.”
Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee addressed the topic this week following the final presidential debate, appearing on MSNBC. But something got lost in translation...
“You know that I'm going to, first of all, denounce the utilization of this intrusion of Wikipedia, through the Russian intrusion. That's what this is about.”
And while Jackson Lee did talk a bit about Hillary's post-debate poll numbers and the show of support going into the final days, all anyone really heard was one word: Wikipedia.
But a few pointed out that this isn't exactly Jackson Lee's first rodeo when it comes to the verbal slip:
And one guy pointed out the reason her mistake could truly be alarming:
The WikiLeaks site posted another batch of emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta on Saturday morning. As far as we know, Wikipedia has yet to be linked to active participation in leaking sensitive information of any kind.