The United States's top cybersecurity official had the perfect response to being fired by Trump.
Chris Krebs, who headed up the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), was terminated for trying to reassure people that the election wasn't fraudulent.
He shared a screenshot of the tweets in which Trump publicly announced his firing which had also been shared by Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill, adding this Star Wars quote:
In defending democracy, do or do not, there is no try.
This is the way.
In defending democracy, do or do not, there is no try. This is the way. #Protect2020 @HamillHimself @PedroPascal1 https://t.co/nhF4FrVqhT— Chris Krebs (@Chris Krebs) 1605682161
In The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda admonishes a dejected Skywalker for saying he'll "try" to follow his instructions by saying:
No. Try not. Do. Or do not. There is not try.
To put it simply, Krebs will continue to defend democracy, no matter how Trump responds.
While he was head of CISA, Krebs spearheaded efforts to debunk Trump's conspiracy theories about electoral fraud.
A report published by the group, which is nonpartisan, found that there was "no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised".
Krebs also tweeted numerous rebuttals of Trump's false accusations.
ICYMI: On allegations that election systems were manipulated, 59 election security experts all agree, "in every cas… https://t.co/NtICxjPBcN— Chris Krebs #Protect2020 (@Chris Krebs #Protect2020) 1605631541
On top of this, he appeared in a video published prior to the election reassuring Americans that the election would be run fairly and encouraging them to vote.
According to Reuters, Krebs expected to be fired.
Trump's announcement that he had taken this action sparked backlash among Democrats and some Republicans. His accusation that Krebs analysis of cybersecurity threats relating to the election was "inaccurate" was marked as disputed by Twitter.
Who would Trump be if we continue with this Star Wars analogy?
2016 was The Empire Strikes Back 2020 is Return of the Jedi I have hope for America again https://t.co/xrLR0phMJt— ajay (ajay eve) (@ajay (ajay eve)) 1604767765
That's uncertain, but as he continues to refuse to relinquish power in the face of his defeat... let's just say it's not looking good.
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