Cummings Issues Statement on Russia Sanctions

Dec 29, 2016
Press Release

Cummings Issues Statement on Russia Sanctions


Washington, D.C. (Dec. 29, 2016) – Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement after the White House announced sanctions against Russia for hacking into the networks of U.S. political parties and organizations:


“The President’s actions send a strong signal that interference by Russia—or any foreign power—in our electoral processes is intolerable. To do nothing or worse—to try to sweep it under the rug as President-elect Donald Trump has proposed—suggests that this unacceptable affront to our democracy is somehow normal, and it invites future attacks. Every American—Democratic, Republican, and Independent—should condemn Russia’s attempt to degrade our democracy and support our call for a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate these attacks and offer recommendations to prevent them in the future.”


This month, Cummings and Rep. Eric Swalwell, the Ranking Member of the CIA Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced the Protecting Our Democracy Act to establish the National Commission on Foreign Interference in the 2016 Election.

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