...at least, that seems to be what they are arguing, isn't it? Those poor, poor hapless Democrats! Victims of a ruthless plot that relied so heavily on their...stupidity? Cluelessness? Dishonesty? Lack of integrity? Unwillingness to take responsibility for their actions?
Oh, and did I mention that they are also willing to risk the security of the US if it will get them a few votes?
Take your pick. They're all true.