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May 15, 2018

Thompson to Speaker Ryan: Election Security Briefing Insufficient

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Co-Chair of the Congressional Task Force on Election Security, released the following statement on news that Speaker Ryan has announced an election security briefing for members of Congress:

“Unfortunately, due to it being in an unclassified setting, it is not possible for this last minute briefing scheduled by House Republicans on election security to be able to go into the detail necessary to properly educate members of Congress on The Trump Administration's efforts - or lack thereof - to secure our election systems from foreign interference.  House Republicans have treated election security as a third rung issue for over a year, it is time for them to finally take this national security issue seriously.  The next federal election is less than six months away.”

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