What part of “NO COLLUSION!” does Catherine Cortez Masto not understand?

asset hangs on handler's every word
Photo: President of Russia website, en.kremlin.ru/events
asset hangs on handler's every word
Photo: President of Russia website, en.kremlin.ru/events

A day after former special counsel Robert Mueller reiterated his report’s findings to Congress about Russian contacts with the Trump campaign, Nevada’s Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto signed on to cosponsor a bill requiring campaigns to report foreign interference to the FBI.

The “Duty to Report Act” was introduced in April by Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. The legislation quickly picked up several cosponsors, including all six Senate Democrats running for president — Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren.

Thursday Cortez Masto became the 21st Democrat to sign as a cosponsor.

“If a federal candidate, or any member of their campaign, receives unsolicited information from a foreign power about a rival candidate, they should have a legal duty to notify the FBI. It’s that simple,” Cortez Masto said in a statement.

“It’s what President Trump and his allies should have done in 2016, and it’s what his campaign, and all campaigns, must be required to do in the future. We can’t allow foreign countries to meddle in our democratic process if we are to protect the integrity of our elections and ensure the voices of Nevadans, and all American voters, are heard.”

On introduction the bill was assigned to the Senate Rules Committee where, if it meets the typical fate of Democratic legislation in the Republican controlled Senate, it will never see the light of day.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.

1 COMMENT

  1. It is sad that this is her dream for the country, to get Trump impeached. It speaks to her low expectations for government overall. Nevada residents have been hacked by the voting bills by our new senate so write real Nevadans votes off the machine, they don’t count and we know it.

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