Will Chris Krebs get his job back? Internet wants Joe Biden to hire 'hero' who stood up to Trump on poll safety

Recently, Krebs opened about his firing, elections and other claims made by Trump campaign on CBS News’ show '60 Minutes’


                            Will Chris Krebs get his job back? Internet wants Joe Biden to hire 'hero' who stood up to Trump on poll safety
Joe Biden, Chris Krebs and Donald Trump (Getty Images)

A few weeks back, in a series of Twitter rants, President Donald Trump had announced the firing of a top US security official whose agency announced the presidential election was "the most secure in US history". The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) official, Christopher Krebs, managed the election's security effort to fight against foreign intervention and fraud that could have happened during the elections.

Kreb's agency had issued a statement declaring the presidential election was fair. "All of the states with close results in the 2020 presidential race have paper records of each vote, allowing the ability to go back and count each ballot if necessary. This is an added benefit for security and resilience. This process allows for the identification and correction of any mistakes or errors. There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised," the CISA statement read.

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Recently, Krebs opened about his firing, elections and other claims made by Trump campaign on CBS News’ show '60 Minutes’. Anchor Scott Pelley asked him if he was surprised about his termination and Krebs said, “I don't know if I was necessarily surprised. It's not how I wanted to go out. I think I-- the thing that upsets me the most about that is I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to my team.” Pelley prodded by asking, “The president's essentially saying in that tweet that you did a lousy job, that you and your team blew it, and allowed massive fraud, all across the country.” Krebs replied, “We did a good job. We did it right. I'd do it a thousand times over.”

He was also asked about Rudy Giuliani's news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, a few days back. As reported, Trump’s lawyer alleged that the votes in Michigan were “being counted in Germany, by a Venezuelan company. Owned by people who are allies of Maduro, and Chavez”. Speaking about the same, Krebs opined, “It was upsetting because what I saw was a apparent attempt to undermine confidence in the election, to confuse people, to scare people. It's not me, it's not just CISA. It's the tens of thousands of election workers out there that had been working nonstop, 18-hour days, for months.” He added, “They're getting death threats for trying to carry out one of our core democratic institutions, an election. And that was, again, to me, a press conference that I just-- it didn't make sense. What it was actively doing was undermining democracy. And that's dangerous.”

He was also asked about his reaction to Trump doubting election security. Krebs answered, “There is no foreign power that is flipping votes. There's no domestic actor flipping votes. I did it right. We did it right. This was a secure election.”

Twitter users were also discussing the interview and many wanted president-elect Joe Biden to hire Krebs back. One said, “Watching 60 minutes about Chris Krebs!  Biden should hire him!!!!” Another user said, “You were great on 60 Minutes. My husband (not a Trumper but has fallen victim to disinformation before) actually watched it, for which I'm glad. Thank you to you and your team for putting country above part. President Biden should hire you back.” A user opined, “Chris Krebs would be a good bipartisan hire for the Biden administration. Let him have his old job back. He and his team did an excellent job of securing the election.” One concurred, “Joe Biden should hire Chris Krebs back at the head of CISA. He was a real stand up guy on 60 Minutes, the kind of ppl we need in the Biden Harris administration!”



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

A user tweeted, “Ok, you are an American institution. My wife, not on Twitter, saw you on 60 minutes and insisted I thank you for doing what you did, being f**king competent and present and standing up for democracy. Thank you, hero.” One concurred, “The 60 Minutes piece on Chris Krebbs just makes me dislike Trump even more. This guy is a hero. He and his team protected the vote in a major way. Shame on Trump.”



 

 



 

 

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