Dem Congresswoman: Russia Committed “Act of War” Against U.S.

Monday, March 20, 2017
By Paul Martin

Jackie Speier panned for bizarre “tarantula” metaphor during Comey hearing

Paul Joseph Watson
March 20, 2017

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) raised eyebrows during today’s House Intelligence Committee when she claimed Russia had committed an “act of war” against the United States, before being subsequently panned for a bizarre metaphor involving a tarantula.

During testimony by FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers into whether Russia interfered in the presidential election, Speier asserted , without citing any evidence, that Moscow had launched “hybrid warfare”.

After Comey and Rogers agreed that Russia was an “adversary” seeking to “harm” the United States, Speier said that Russia had engaged in “conventional warfare,” “irregular warfare,” and “cyber warfare”.

Both Comey and Rogers refused to agree that Russia had engaged in any type of “warfare,” but Speier went on to argue that they did.

“I actually think that their engagement was an act of war, an act of hybrid warfare and I think that’s why the American people should be concerned about it,” she said.

Speier then proceeded to describe “a spider web with a tarantula in the middle” with the tarantula being Vladimir Putin “who is entrapping many people to do his bidding and engage with him,” before she named Roger Stone as one of those individuals.
Twitter users were quick to mock Speier, pointing out that tarantulas don’t spin webs to catch prey.

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One Response to “Dem Congresswoman: Russia Committed “Act of War” Against U.S.”

  1. Strayhorse

    Jackie, you are such a hypocrite. The United States federal government and its spy agencies have been interfering in other sovereign nations’ elections for over 100 years so just shut your pie hole and take care of Americans.


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