Trump Praises McConnell For Blocking Election Security Funding Bills, Blackburn For Blocking Foreign Dirt Bill

Mediaite reports:

President Donald Trump took time to praise Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for blocking a Democratic bill that would have mandated reporting foreign election interference. Blackburn blocked Sen. Mark Warner’s (D-VA) attempt to pass a bill requiring campaigns to report any offers of foreign assistance to the FBI.

McConnell has long opposed efforts to federally regulate elections. The New York Times reported last week that he told colleagues he has no plans to take up any legislation on improving election security this term, even bills supported by Republican legislators.