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Jones: Why are Republicans today soft on Russia?

Former Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Jones.
Former Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Jones.

In an Eye on Boise post, Betsy Russell comments:

Former Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Jones is speaking out about Russia, questioning why the Republican Party that he knew as forcefully anti-USSR in the 1960s seems to have changed its views. “If we let the Russians get away with their blatant interference with America’s sacred election process, they will do it again,” Jones warns in a new op-ed piece. In the article, headlined “The time has come for Republicans to stand up for their country,” Jones writes, “It is essential that an independent commission, like the 9-11 Commission, or a special prosecutor be appointed to conduct a thorough investigation into what the Russians did, how they did it, and whether there was any involvement by U.S. citizens. We must learn all we can about Russia’s cyber capabilities and how to combat them.” More here.

Question: Why do you think national Republicans have gone soft on Russia?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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