McGovern Statement on White House Review of Russian Interference in U.S. Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on U.S.-Russia policy, released the following statement today after President Obama ordered a full review of Russian interference in this year’s election:
“With overwhelming evidence of Russian interference intended to influence the outcome of this year’s election, I am pleased that President Obama has ordered a full investigation to determine the extent of the Russian hacking. This was an attack on American democracy. Plain and simple. Protecting our elections from foreign interference is vital to our national security and should be supported by both Republicans and Democrats alike.
“In addition to praising Russian President Vladimir Putin on the campaign trail, President-elect Trump openly encouraged Russian hackers to target his political opponent. Given the reluctance of our next president to stand up to Russia, there is even greater urgency for a full investigation of the Russian hacking, before President Obama leaves office next month. The American people deserve the truth and nothing less.”