From Russia With Love

Jul 23, 2018
Pelosi Update

Protect Our Democracy

As DNI Dan Coats and the U.S. Intelligence Community have made clear: the Russians attacked our elections in 2016, and they are attacking them again now.  Congress must take strong action to secure our elections, but House Republicans continue to refuse to provide a single additional penny to secure our elections.  Instead, they actually brought to the Floor an appropriations package that would eliminate funding for states to protect their election systems.  It is deeply disturbing that the President insists on giving Putin a free pass to continue to attack our elections, and House Republicans have sadly chosen 

Congresswoman Pelosi held a press conference with Members of the House Intelligence Committee in response to President Trump’s summit with Vladimir Putin.

President Trump’s weakness in front of Putin during his trip to Helsinki was embarrassing, and proves that the Russians have something on the President, personally, financially or politically.  His failure to stand up to Putin constitutes a profound betrayal of the Constitution and our democracy.  President Trump’s subsequent attempt to walk back the dangerous, disgraceful and damaging show of his Blame America First policy embarrassed our nation even further.

After watching the President cower in front of Putin, the American people deserve to know what Trump will do now. The President’s walk-back creates more questions than answers, and the American people deserve to know whether the President really stands with the American people and our democracy.

House Republicans must put party aside and join Democrats to do what’s right to protect our national security and fight for a Better Deal For Our Democracy. On behalf of San Franciscans and all Americans, I will not stop fighting to defend the American people against the foreign attacks that we know are coming.


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