I stand with Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham who say they will seek 'stronger sanctions' on Russia. I believe these two men are on the right track.
We absolutely must protect our election process - our being able to trust our election process is fundamental to our democracy. We should also aggressively prosecute voter fraud, although from all of the research I've done, very little actual fraud seems to take place. Voter fraud is surprisingly easy to uncover in a world where voter registration information is public record as are precinct-by-precinct tallies of votes cast.
But back on foreign countries attempting to sway results in our elections- we must not stand for it. And we should strongly oppose any nation attempting to sway any democratic election in any other country.
The US intelligence services have interfered with elections in other countries many times in the past, and the whole world knows we did, and we need to stop doing it. As long as our own hands are dirty, we can't seriously expect any other country stand with us in our complaint in this area. Which is why we need to stop doing it to other countries.
Regardless of our own past misdeeds, we do still need to draw a line.
This isn't a partisan issue. It doesn't matter if you're "red", "blue" or any other color. This isn't a question of if the other country is a "friend", a "foe" or neither.
This is about our national sovereignty.
In this case we know that both Democrat Party and Republican Party officials had their emails hacked. In this case only emails from the Democrat Party officials were leaked, but if we do nothing, it's likely that emails of Republican Party officials will be leaked in the future.
This is something we must take strong action on *now* - it poses an existential threat to our very form of government. There's no doubt that our government is far from perfect- neither party disagrees with that. But we must make our *own* changes to our government, and we must protect ourselves from other nations trying to directly make changes to our government themselves.
We must impose sanctions - and more - to protect our nation on this front.