Pelosi Slams Trump for Firing Top US Election Security Official

President Donald Trump fired top U.S. cybersecurity official Chris Krebs, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is saying he did it because Krebs spoke “truth to power.”

After calling Krebs “deeply respected,” Pelosi said in a statement Tuesday, “Instead of rewarding this patriotic service, the President has fired Director Krebs for speaking truth to power and rejecting Trump’s constant campaign of election falsehoods.”

“The President’s insistence on distracting and dividing the country by denying his defeat in the election undermines our democracy,” the House speaker added.

She later wrote:

“Instead of stooping to this dangerous and shameful charade, Trump needs to get serious about crushing the accelerating pandemic that has killed nearly 250,000 Americans, infected over 11 million people in our country and devastated the livelihoods of tens of millions more.”

The president accused Krebs — the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency — Tuesday evening of issuing a “highly inaccurate” statement, when he said there “is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”

“The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud,” Trump tweeted, which Twitter flagged his claims on election fraud as “disputed.”

He added, “Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.”

Trump has refused to concede the election, though several major outlets projected President-elect Joe Biden as the winner. The president has filed lawsuits in multiple states and has made unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud.

Krebs wrote in a tweet shortly after, “Honored to serve. We did it right. Defend Today, Secure [Tomorrow].” According to CNN, Krebs learned he was fired through Trump’s tweet.

Responses

  1. If Krebs was so good, why didn’t he discover the Dead People votes and other inconsistencies? Why didn’t he challenge the Pennsyltucky fraud of not allowing monitors? Why didn’t he… Maybe Krebs wasn’t that good after all.

  2. True
    I’m thrilled at how many lawsuits kicked out of the courts.
    SO so funny you dumbos still won’t accept the trump loss.
    Doesn’t matter tho, a Democratic president is coming in biotches !

  3. Republicans have everything they need to change the outcome…except factual evidence. Of the 18 lawsuits that have been filed, 14 have crashed & burned. The rest will follow.

  4. Oh Glenn. That was a pretty delusional statement. Kreb’s job was to keep the election legitimate. It was been proven to be so and Typhoid trumps numerous law suits have been slammed to the garbage dump where they belong. Poor trump didn’t like Kreb’s statement because it was the truth and he realized the only way he could win is by cheating and all you dimwits believe his lies. Pitiful to say the least.

  5. If Krebs was interested in “speaking truth to power” he would have spoken with his boss. If getting no satisfaction he was free to resign. What he says as a private citizen is one thing, what you say that contradicts what the rest of us (especially his BOSS) as a public servant is something else. In a non-governmental role, people like him get fired every day.

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