Senate Republicans Block Election Security Bill After Mueller Testifies About Russia Interfering In Elections

The Hill reports:

Senate Republicans blocked two election security bills and a cyber security measure on Wednesday in the wake of former special counsel Robert Mueller warning about meddling attempts during his public testimony.

Democrats tried to get consent to pass two bills that would require campaigns to alert the FBI and Federal Election Commission about foreign assistance offers, as well as a bill to let the Senate Sergeant at Arms offer voluntary cyber assistance for personal devices and accounts of senators and staffs.

But Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) blocked each of the bills. She didn’t not say why she was objecting or if she was objecting on behalf of herself or the Senate GOP caucus. A spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.