Pelosi Statement on Review of Election-Related Hacking

Dec 9, 2016
Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released this statement on the Obama Administration’s decision to review the cyber-attacks on the 2016 election:

“A full review of election-related cyber-attacks is essential to protecting the integrity of our democracy – and it would be even if the outcome was different and Hillary Clinton had been elected President.

“Defending our elections from foreign meddling is more important than any political party’s advantage or disadvantage.  President-elect Trump, who openly encouraged foreign hackers to target his political opponent in the campaign, has a responsibility to the American people to confront any foreign government’s efforts to undermine American democracy.

“Any Administration should be deeply troubled by Russia’s attempt to tamper with our elections.”

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