WASHINGTON — The former head of U.S. Homeland Security says the 2020 Presidential election was the most secure in our history.
Chris Krebs, the former head of the nation’s cybersecurity agency- who was fired by President Trump- testified before a Senate committee hearing Wednesday entitled, “Examining Irregularities in the 2020 Election.”
The discussion centered on the distrust from some Americans who still question the 2020 election results.
But Krebs says he wants to assure the public that the integrity of the elections was in tact.
The hearing was heated between Democrats and Republicans on the committee, with both placing blame on each other for the public distrust in the election process.
Attorneys for the Trump campaign and Republican witnesses called election security into question.
“A large percentage of the American public does not believe the November election results are legitimate,” Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said. “This is not a sustainable state of affairs in our Democratic Republic.”
Krebs, the former head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, says federal and local agencies worked together to ensure election security.
Krebs was fired by President Trump last month after he made public comments debunking claims of widespread fraud.
He pointed to a joint statement by the cybersecurity community after the November election.
“That statement reflects the confidence these officials gained based on years of work poured into improving the security and resilience of our elections.
Senator Johnson, the Committee Chairman, says Congress must Continue to look into election laws and the systems to ensure election security.
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