Deep State: ‘Unprecedented’ number of ex-CIA operatives running for Congress as DEMOCRATS to thwart Trump’s agenda
Mar 11, 2018 | 3 comments
Trump Hate: A large number of former CIA operatives and officials are running for Congress in the 2018 midterms as Democrats, which may help to explain why there has been so much opposition to President Donald J. Trump’s policies in the intelligence community.
According to Patrick Martin of the World Socialist Web Site, the number of former CIA operatives running as Democrats has “no precedent in U.S. political history.”
The site noted further:
An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history.
If the Democrats capture a majority in the House of Representatives on November 6, as widely predicted, candidates drawn from the military-intelligence apparatus will comprise as many as half of the new Democratic members of Congress. They will hold the balance of power in the lower chamber of Congress.
Of the 102 primary elections to choose the Democratic nominees in these competitive districts, 44 involve candidates with a military-intelligence or State Department background, with 11 districts having two such candidates, and one district having three. In the majority of contests, the military-intelligence candidates seem likely to win the Democratic nomination, and, if the Democrats win in the general election, would enter Congress as new members of the House of Representatives.