Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, denounced the wrong website on Friday for releasing thousands of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta.
“You know that I’m going to first of all denounce the utilization of this intrusion by Wikipedia through the Russian intrusion,” Jackson Lee said in an interview with MSNBC on Friday. “This is what it’s about. Espionage just like what was said over these last couple of days. We need to be concerned about the intrusion of Russia and Putin in these elections.”
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and was not behind the release of the Podesta emails. WikiLeaks, founded by Julian Assange, was the outlet Jackson Lee was likely referring to.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2016
Republican Senator Marco Rubio (FL) also has urged against using the information, condemning the outside interference with the U.S. electoral process:
“Today it’s the Democrats. Tomorrow it could be us.”
Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee addressed the topic this week following the final presidential debate, appearing on MSNBC. But something got lost in translation…
“You know that I’m going to, first of all, denounce the utilization of this intrusion of Wikipedia, through the Russian intrusion. That’s what this is about.”
And while Jackson Lee did talk a bit about Hillary’s post-debate poll numbers and the show of support going into the final days, all anyone really heard was one word: Wikipedia.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 22, 2016
— WOMEN FOR TRUMP7 (@VioletaCarieles) October 22, 2016
This is on you Houston, be proudhttps://t.co/i7AAogv57d
— Bizarro Sirota (@bizzaro_sirota) October 22, 2016
HILARIOUS!!! Sheila Jackson Lee denounces Wikipedia instead of WikiLeaks. She gives idiots a bad rap. https://t.co/ihsgJHBSRd
— Bart Bartlett (@BartBuzz) October 22, 2016
The WikiLeaks site posted another batch of emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta on Saturday morning. As far as we know, Wikipedia has yet to be linked to active participation in leaking sensitive information of any kind.