Hillary Clinton to Kennedy: 'Why are you parroting Russian propaganda?'

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida Hillicon Valley: Productivity, fatigue, cybersecurity emerge as top concerns amid pandemic | Facebook critics launch alternative oversight board | Google to temporarily bar election ads after polls close Trump pledges to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, designate KKK a terrorist group in pitch to Black voters MORE called out Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE on Monday over the Louisiana Republican repeating unfounded claims of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 presidential election. 

“Sen. Kennedy, why are you parroting Russian propaganda that U.S. intelligence officials tell us are designed to divide our country?” tweeted Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

Clinton's tweet came after NBC News host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddMurkowski: Supreme Court nominee should not be taken up before election Republican senator says plans to confirm justice before election 'completely consistent with the precedent' Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response MORE pressed Kennedy over the claims on “Meet the Press” Sunday.


Todd confronted Kennedy on the unfounded theory and asked him if he had been briefed after testimony from an impeachment inquiry witness "that actually this entire effort to frame Ukraine for the Russian meddling of 2016 ... is an effort of Russia propaganda."

Kennedy said he had not been briefed and added that the hearing witness who faulted Republicans for echoing the claim, former National Security Council official Fiona Hill, is "entitled to her opinion." 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE praised Kennedy for his "Meet the Press" interview about an hour after Clinton’s critical tweet. 

“Thank you to Great Republican @SenJohnKennedy for the job he did in representing both the Republican Party and myself against Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd on Meet the Depressed!” Trump tweeted. 

Hill, a former top Russia analyst for the White House, testified late last month that the claim that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election was a “fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves.”