Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on Russian Interference in U.S. Elections

December 13, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement in light of the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in U.S. elections for the purposes of affecting the outcome.

“Our election system is an integral part of what makes us the beacon of Western democracy. Any and all attempts to undermine this system is an attack on our country’s values and cannot be taken lightly. I am encouraged that the investigation has received bipartisan and bicameral support and call on the President-elect to endorse the CIA’s efforts as a sign of American unity against Russian intrusion.”

“Adding to the alarm caused by these allegations is President-elect Trump’s nomination of Exxon Mobil Corp. chief Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, who is known for having ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Senate confirmation process must fully examine these connections.”