In 2016, according to the unanimous, nonpartisan opinion of all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, the government of Russia stole private information from American citizens, ensured that information was published, and spread targeted fake news stories on American social media. The goal of these new and disturbing tactics was to undermine the credibility of our election and ensure that President Trump was elected.
There are ongoing federal investigations into the nature of Russia’s attack on our democracy and whether the Trump campaign worked with the Russian officials who committed these attacks. My goal is to prioritize uncovering the truth, not to politicize these necessary investigations in order to protect the President or party. Congress is a co-equal branch of government and should act like it. We need to pass legislation to protect the work of the independent Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team. We need to fund election infrastructure and increase sanctions on Russia. I support the investigation and the ongoing work of Congress and the FBI to ensure that we may understand precisely what happened—and can prevent it from ever happening again.