Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham made the claim Wednesday that his campaign email account was hacked by Russians. Sen. Graham added that the US needs to work together to stop this from happening.
“I do believe the Russians hacked into the (Democratic National Committee). I do believe they hacked into (John) Podesta’s email account. They hacked into my campaign account,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.” “I do believe that all the information released publicly hurt Clinton and didn’t hurt Trump. I don’t think the outcome of the election is in doubt. What we should do is not turn on each other but work as one people to push back on Russia.”
However, Sen. Graham does not feel the hacks affected the outcome of the election. “I think Hillary Clinton lost because she wasn’t an agent of change and she tried to disqualify Trump and she wasn’t able to do it,” Graham said. “This is not a Republican or Democratic issue.”
“They’re trying to destabilize democracy all over the world. Not just here,” he said about the Russians. “Here’s what we should do. We should tell the Russians that on no uncertain terms, you interfere in our elections, we don’t care why, we’re going to hit you and hit you hard, we’re going to introduce sanctions, it’ll to be bipartisan.”