The Daily Beast reports:
A week after claiming that he didn’t know whether Russia or Ukraine was responsible for hacking the DNC server during the 2016 election, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) left Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd astounded when he accused the former president of Ukraine of working for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
“Russia was very aggressive and they’re much more sophisticated,” the conservative senator declared. “But the fact that Russia was so aggressive does not exclude the fact that President Poroshenko actively worked for Secretary Clinton.”
“Actively worked for Secretary Clinton?! My goodness, wait a minute, Senator Kennedy,” Todd shot back. “You now have the president of Ukraine saying he worked for the Democratic nominee for president. C’mon. You realize the only other person selling this argument outside the United States is this man, Vladimir Putin!”
Another Republican betraying our country. https://t.co/0d31kn8IYd
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) December 1, 2019
Sen. John Kennedy just told Chuck Todd with a straight face that the president has “demonstrable record of fighting foreign corruption.” Which sure is going to be news to Putin.
— Mike Lupica (@MikeLupica) December 1, 2019
Wanna hear what a Russian operative disseminating disinformation to gaslight the American people sounds like?
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) December 1, 2019
WATCH: Sen. John Kennedy talks about back tracking statements that Ukraine was responsible for hacking the DNC computer in 2016 #MTP #IfItsSunday@SenJohnKennedy: “I went back and looked at the transcript … I realized I was wrong. So I said I was wrong.” pic.twitter.com/PVQwwbYqsV
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 1, 2019