Democrats Call Trump's Request Of Foreign Hackers To Release Hillary's Deleted Emails, If They Have Them, 'Treason'
Democrats on Thursday united against Donald Trump’s remarks that he hoped Russian hackers would gain access to Hillary Clinton’s emails, with a few saying the call for international espionage could be construed as treason.
“He is inviting an aggressive country that we are really worried about to invade us,” Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) said on MSNBC. "This is — this is ridiculous, and, frankly, it borders on treasonous."
"It’s terrifying he’s doing as well as he is," she added of the GOP's presidential nominee. "I don’t think this is a man who has any interest in understanding the complexity of foreign policy."
Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.) closely echoed McCaskill’s concerns during his own interview with MSNBC on Wednesday.
“Well, that borders on treason. Never before have I heard of or seen a candidate not just for president, but for anything, invite a foreign spy agency to hack America’s computers. It’s one thing to be unfit for command, but today he’s proved he’s dangerously unfit for command."