|Above, Rep. Brad Sherman|
Well, it's been a while since I last reported on any dumb statement or action by Rep. Brad Sherman, who just happens to be the congressman in my district. In fact, I supported Sherman over former Rep. Howard Berman a few years ago when reapportionment put the two into the same district.
But, sooner or later, Sherman was bound to say or do something stupid. And he has done so this week.
A Democratic congressman from California on Monday said President-Elect Donald Trump’s pro-Russian posture helped him win “Electoral College votes that are controlled in Moscow.”
Rep. Brad Sherman’s statement came in response to a question by CNN anchor Carol Costello about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election. She wanted to know if Sherman believed Trump himself was “in cahoots” with the Russians. He said probably not, but suggested that direct participation by Trump was irrelevant.
"The fact is, in the campaign, Trump said things that would have hurt him — just a little bit — with American voters, but it helped him with the Electoral College votes that are controlled in Moscow," he said. "And Moscow returned the favor."
Sherman backed off after Costello challenged him on that preposterous assertion. He conceded that Moscow does not, in fact, control Electoral College votes and acknowledged that there were dozens of other factors in Trump's surprise victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.Although Sherman tried to walk back his comments, he still made those remarks and they are now in the public record. Jeez.
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