On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” House Armed Services Committee member Michael Waltz (R-FL) stated that if Russia has put bounties on American troops, Russia should pay, and it’s possible to “get to the bottom of whether this is true and take real action, but also question whether there is partisan politics behind this.” Waltz also stated that “this really smacks of partisan talking points,” and the media’s reporting is “really ignorant of how intelligence often works.”
Waltz said, “We’ve known, for years, that the Russians have been supporting the Taliban through arms, through weapons, through other means.
So, to me, this really smacks of partisan talking points, of hearing Russia and the president and trying to make hay of that in an election year.
Why are they making such an issue of it right on the heels of running into a national election?
… We can get to the bottom of whether this is true and take real action, but also question whether there is partisan politics behind this.”