Pelosi Statement on New U.S. Sanctions For Russia's Cyber Assault on Elections

Dec 29, 2016
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the White House announced new actions in response to Russia's cyber assault on American democracy:

"Russia's brazen assault on our elections demands the strongest response from the Administration and the Congress.  President Obama has taken action to punish Russia for its outrageous conduct, now Congress must meet its responsibility to respond to this threat. 

"The American people deserve to know their leaders will not tolerate Russia's meddling in our democracy.  Congress must move immediately to launch a bipartisan, independent investigation to understand how Russia hacked into our democratic institutions, and to ensure it never happens again."

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