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January 09, 2018

Democratic Ranking Members Send Letter to Speaker Ryan on House Republicans’ Refusal to Fully Investigate Russia’s Threat to Our Democracy and National Security

(WASHINGTON) House Democratic Ranking Members Eliot Engel, Maxine Waters, Jerrold Nadler, Bennie Thompson, Elijah Cummings and Robert Brady sent a letter to Speaker Ryan today urging House Republicans to join Democrats to fully investigate and address Russia’s threat to our democracy and national security.  This letter comes as we mark one year since the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s report confirming Russia’s meddling into the 2016 election and America’s continued vulnerability to foreign interference. 

The letter asks House Republicans to fully investigate a number of key questions that have come to light in the year since the ODNI’s report and calls for a meeting with leaders from both parties to discuss how to respond in a bipartisan way to these serious concern.

“As Members of Congress, we take a solemn oath to support and defend the Constitution and protect the American people.  The failure of House Republicans to take strong and swift action in the face of Russia’s assault on our democracy is beneath the dignity of this oath.  The strength and integrity of our democracy, the rule of law, and our democratic institutions hang in the balance.”

Full text of the letter.

Tim Mulvey (Engel): 202-226-9103
Eric Hersey (Waters): 202-225-4247
Shadawn Reddick-Smith/Daniel Schwarz (Nadler): 202- 225-6906 or 202-225-5635
Adam Comis (Thompson): 202-225-9978
Jennifer Werner/Aryele Bradford (Cummings): 202-226-5181   
Jamie Fleet (Brady): 202-225-2061