A GOP lawmaker Wednesday said that it's President-elect Donald Trump — not the intelligence community — that has raised awareness of the nation's cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Florida Rep. Dennis Ross told CNN's "New Day" program that the alleged Russian hacking of the election was just the latest manifestation of a problem that has been festering for "years of not having a really good cybersecurity policy to protect our national interests."
"I would love to see our intelligence community have a handle on this but right now, we haven't seen that evidence, the president-elect hasn't seen that evidence," Ross said on "New Day."
"This president-elect has done a tremendous job of raising the awareness to the American people as to the vulnerability of national security," Ross said. "He's done so of course by Twitter and by certain sources, including Julian Assange.
"Look, Julian Assange is not my source and I wouldn't want to rest on him as a source at all when you're dealing with the intelligence community. All we have to do is make sure our intelligence community is the strongest and the best it's ever been. And that it has the right people in charge," Ross said.
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