Alexandra Chandler spent 13 years as an analyst and leader at the Office of Naval Intelligence. She is currently running for Congress in MA-3 and is the only candidate running with the insight and knowledge plus the skills to handle the current crisis that this Administration has put us in. I am her deputy campaign manager and these are her words:
As a citizen, former Intelligence Community professional, and a candidate for Congress, I share the frustration, anger, and shame for the spectacle of a US President who would not stand up for the integrity of our democratic institutions, and who would not stand up for the dedicated nonpartisan public servants in our Intelligence Community and law enforcement agencies. Instead, in his words and his omissions, the President stood with President Putin, whose hands still bear the blood of the the innocent civilians of Syria, Eastern Ukraine, Crimea, Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, and the UK.
I can offer you hope and a call to action. Even at this time of night, there are Intelligence Community analysts, FBI and DOJ agents and investigators, and State Department career diplomats who are working hard to defend America’s security, our democratic institutions, and to preserve our alliances and our role in the world. Whatever Donald Trump says, they keep working. Whatever he tweets, they keep working. However he dishonors them, however he disrespects them— even threatens them— they keep working in private dignity that he can never touch.
How fortunate we are, to live in a country which has such people who dedicate their lives to our public good. But their work is not enough. They need our help. They need your help.