Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Alleged Russian Interference Into U.S. Elections
(Washington, DC) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, former Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, today issued the following statement on alleged Russian interference into U.S. elections:
“Today, I am calling for a bipartisan Congressional investigation into conclusions by the U.S. intelligence community that Russia interfered with our Presidential election. We must determine the facts to protect the validity of future elections. I also support the declassification of as much information surrounding the investigation into Russia’s activities as possible.
This isn’t about who won this year’s election. It’s about the possibility of another country – Russia or otherwise – compromising the integrity of our democracy. I would feel the same if Hillary Clinton had won in November.
No one is accusing the President-elect or his campaign of wrongdoing and his derogatory comments about our intelligence agencies are unhelpful. Our country’s intelligence workers are in dangerous and remote hotspots around the globe, fighting to keep us safe just as our men and women in uniform are doing. I can think of few issues more important than protecting the credibility of the checks and balances that make our country great.”