GOP Rep. starts firestorm, says Russians MAY have provided better election coverage than the media

A Republican congressman threw a jab at the media when he suggested Russia may have done their job by providing Americans with information that affected the election.

Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is not convinced there is enough evidence to accuse Russia of deliberately meddling with the U.S. election. He is sure, however, that if the information exposed by the alleged Russian hacking was accurate, then the media fell short of their responsibility.

“I’m all for doing what’s necessary to protect the election here, but there’s no suggestion that Russia hacked into our voting systems or anything like that. If anything, whatever they may have done, was to try to use information in a way that may have affected something that they believe was in their best interest,” Franks said in an interview on MSNBC.

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“But the bottom line, if they succeeded – if Russia succeeded – in giving the American people information that was accurate, then they merely did what the media should have done,” he suggested.

His controversial remarks created a stir on social media as Twitter users reacted.

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