Franklin Graham: Everybody Just Needs to Get Over It

November 04, 2017Nov 04, 2017

Wow, sparing no punches, Franklin Graham blasts those who are saying we need a new election because of the interference by Russia in this last heated campaign. News has abounded about leading ads on Facebook, paid for by the Russians, intended to influence the election between Clinton and Trump.

The Chicago Tribune shares: "Facebook, for instance, says a Russian group posted more than 80,000 times on its service during and after the election, potentially reaching as many as 126 million users. The company plans to disclose these numbers to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the testimony. The person declined to be named because the committee has not officially released the testimony."

But Graham says that everyone tries to influence elections, and that even Obama boldly tried to influence Israel's election. Here, in a bold Facebook post, Graham tells people to "Get over it."

"Get over it—everybody tries to influence elections," Graham begins in his post. "Unions try. Hollywood tries. You know that the media tries any way they can (#fakenews). Even the U.S. government has tried to influence and interfere with elections in other countries. The hypocrisy of it all."

Then, Graham directly tagged the former president, saying, "If you remember, President Barack Obama unashamedly tried to interfere with Israel's last election. And Donna Brazile, former Chair of the Democratic National Committee, accused Hillary Clinton of hijacking the DNC and rigging it against Bernie Sanders. Everybody just needs to get over it. Hillary lost the election fair and square. We need to pray for our country, that we would move past this distraction and focus on solving our nation’s problems."

Apparently, some of the major companies involved in being transporters for the Russian influencing have previously lied about the scope of their participation. For example, the Chicago Tribune shares, "Twitter plans to tell the same committee that it has uncovered and shut down 2,752 accounts linked to the same group, Russia's Internet Research Agency, which is known for promoting pro-Russian government positions."

Continues the news report, "That number is nearly 14 times larger than the number of accounts Twitter handed over to congressional committees three weeks ago, according to a person familiar with the matter. This person requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the new findings ahead of the hearing on Tuesday."

What do you think of Graham's strong statement to "Get over it?" Do you think he is right? Or should there be some sort of do-over? Share your thoughts in the comments! Thank you! News just broke about Weinstein's future and how it might include prison. 

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