GOP Sen. Blocks Resolution Urging Lawmakers Not To Spread Russian Disinformation
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) blocked a resolution on Wednesday put forth by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that urged senators "to immediately cease any activities that allow Congress to act as a conduit" for election interference efforts or Russian disinformation, The Hill reported.
The resolution was a shot at an investigation being conducted by Johnson's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Sen. Chuck Grassley's (R-Iowa) Finance Committee that Democrats say is a partisan attack on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden being pushed by Russia.
The Hill reported that Schumer’s resolution “references Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach, who is accused of spreading Russian disinformation to undermine Biden but who Johnson has repeatedly said his committee has not taken information from.”