Letter: Biden should rehire fired director of Cybersecurity, Infrastructure


Add the name of Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, to the list of public government servants — you saw several of them from the State Department who testified during Trump’s impeachment — who retain their integrity, character and will to call out lies, misinformation and wrong behavior at any level of our government.

Trump fired him because, like Anthony Fauci, he pointed out facts that did not jibe with Trump’s propaganda.

After the election was called, I woke up the next day wondering why the vote was so close. Is it possible that of the 74 million who voted for Trump, a large percentage of those voters were blind to his incompetence, lies, cheating and mangling of our norms, standards and behaviors? Was it because they voted party instead of sound judgment?

Was it because they would rather believe the con than the truth? Did they never check media sources besides Fox News and Rush Limbaugh? Did they vote for him because one or two policy positions aligned with their thinking?

I know many Republicans who voted for Trump in 2016 because they loathed Hillary, didn’t want a woman as president, and were sick of Democrats. I didn’t agree with them, but that’s how the 2016 election shook out. Trump’s shenanigans were not fully understood in 2016.

Now his moral decay is obvious and constant.

One needs only to hear Republican state election officials who look you in the eye and tell you the truth about how their states handled the vote. Republican Kim Wyman, in our state, is an excellent example of the kind of integrity we expect from elected officials in positions of power.

In support of Chris Krebs, the U.S. Election Commission chairman and the presidents of the National Association of Secretaries of State and the National Association of State Election Directors, all signed a statement that said, “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.”

Team Biden would do well to hire Chris Krebs back as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency.

Mike Diamanti


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