The Unexpectedly Chronicles: Maggie Hassan Touts fake news on day one

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The Unexpectedly Chronicles: Maggie Hassan Touts fake news on day one

Well NH, you decided that you didn’t want Kelly Ayotte as your sen­a­tor so you sent gov­er­nor Mag­gie Has­san to the US sen­ate and on her first day in the sun­light she man­ages to beclown herself.

Here is the Daily Caller story:

New Hamp­shire Sen. Mag­gie Has­san appeared to be unaware dur­ing a Sen­ate con­fir­ma­tion hear­ing on Tues­day that a Wash­ing­ton Post story about Russ­ian hack­ing into the Ver­mont power grid has been com­pletely debunked and retracted.

Two weeks ago The Wash­ing­ton Post reported that a hack­ing group con­nected with the Russ­ian gov­ern­ment man­aged to infil­trate the Burling­ton Elec­tric power com­pany in Ver­mont,” Has­san said to retired Marine Gen. John Kel­ley dur­ing his con­fir­ma­tion hear­ing to head the Depart­ment of Home­land Security.

Has­san, who took office this month after serv­ing as gov­er­nor of New Hamp­shire, showed no indi­ca­tion dur­ing the ques­tion­ing that she was aware that The Post’s story has been found to be “fake news.”

The retrac­tions on that story were rather epic and it’s quite an embar­rass­ment for Sen­a­tor Has­san and her staff.

Then again did any­one famil­iar with Sen­a­tor Hassan’s record as NH gov­er­nor or her cam­paign against Sen­a­tor Ayotte really expect her to know or care about the dif­fer­ence between the truth and falsehood?

Well NH, you decided that you didn’t want Kelly Ayotte as your senator so you sent governor Maggie Hassan to the US senate and on her first day in the sunlight she manages to beclown herself.

Here is the Daily Caller story:

New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan appeared to be unaware during a Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday that a Washington Post story about Russian hacking into the Vermont power grid has been completely debunked and retracted.

“Two weeks ago The Washington Post reported that a hacking group connected with the Russian government managed to infiltrate the Burlington Electric power company in Vermont,” Hassan said to retired Marine Gen. John Kelley during his confirmation hearing to head the Department of Homeland Security.

Hassan, who took office this month after serving as governor of New Hampshire, showed no indication during the questioning that she was aware that The Post’s story has been found to be “fake news.”

The retractions on that story were rather epic and it’s quite an embarrassment for Senator Hassan and her staff.

Then again did anyone familiar with Senator Hassan’s record as NH governor or her campaign against Senator Ayotte really expect her to know or care about the difference between the truth and falsehood?