Yesterday, Democrat senators did their best to smear Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing to be our next Attorney General.
They tried to paint him as a racist, sexist, and overall bad dude.
It was a mess and it just ended up making the Democrats look really bad.
Sen. Blumenthal basically asked Sessions if he supported murder after asking him if he had ever received an award from the KKK.
There was another confirmation hearing yesterday that didn’t get as much play.
Senators also grilled Marine Gen. John Kelley who Trump picked to be the next head of Homeland Security.
There were plenty of embarrassing moments for Democrats in that one too.
Senator Maggie Hassan asked Gen. Kelley about a situation where the Russians allegedly hacked into one of our power grids.
Only one problem. It didn’t happen.
Chuck Ross has more…
From The Daily Caller:
New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan appeared to be unaware during a Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday that a Washington Post story about Russian hacking into the Vermont power grid has been completely debunked and retracted.
“Two weeks ago The Washington Post reported that a hacking group connected with the Russian government managed to infiltrate the Burlington Electric power company in Vermont,” Hassan said to retired Marine Gen. John Kelley during his confirmation hearing to head the Department of Homeland Security.
Hassan, who took office this month after serving as governor of New Hampshire, showed no indication during the questioning that she was aware that The Post’s story has been found to be “fake news.”
She continued her statement based on the premise that the Russian government had targeted and infiltrated Vermont’s power grid.
In its article, entitled “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, officials say,” The Post reported that Russian hackers had found their way into Burlington Electric’s computer systems and its power system controls.
But the power company issued a statement saying that it had not been compromised. The truth of the matter was much less serious. The company flagged suspicious activity on its computer systems after running a search based on a list of IP addresses provided by the federal government.
You’d think Hassan would have her act together when interrogating someone with a distinguished track record like Kelley.
Fake news strikes again…