Senator Young weighs in on using foreign interference in elections

Senator Young was in Lafayette today and News 18 asked his thoughts on the President's comments and if there should be legislation to make foreign interference in US elections illegal.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 6:29 PM

(WLFI) — U.S. Senator Todd Young was in Lafayette today and News 18 asked his thoughts on the President's comments and if there should be legislation to make foreign interference in U.S. elections illegal.

"I would never work with the Chinese or Russians on a campaign," said Young. When asked if it should be made illegal, Young responded, "I'll be saying no more about this. I would not work with the Chinese or Russians on a campaign."

The Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections or FIRE Act was blocked by Senate Republicans Thursday.

It was introduced by Democratic Senator Mark Warner after President Donald Trump's controversial oval office interview with ABC News. President Trump said he was open to getting information from political opponents with the possibility of not letting the FBI know. Trump said he thought there isn't anything wrong with listening to what he called, "oppo research".

The Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee tried to pass the Fire Act unanimously. Under Senate rules, any one senator can object to its passing. Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn blocked the request.

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