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June 12, 2018

Thompson Statement on Mueller Indicating Election Meddling Ongoing

(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 from Special Counsel Robert Mueller that election meddling operations are still ongoing:

“As Robert Mueller confirmed today, the threat to our elections from foreign interference persists and it is high time the White House wakes up and takes this threat seriously.  Inaction will have grave consequences for public confidence in the integrity of our democracy.  It is unacceptable that the government official most directly communicating on the ongoing threat to our elections is the Special Counsel.”

“President Trump must start acting like the President of the country instead of obsessing over photo ops with Kim Jong-un, saving ZTE jobs in China, and casting aside close allies like Canada to curry favor with Vladimir Putin.  Anything less is an abdication of his oath of office.  With the midterm elections less than five months away, he must make it clear that election security is the top national security priority and push Republicans in Congress to do more.”

It has been over three months since Congressman Thompson introduced H.R. 5011, the Election Security Act to help secure our voting systems.  The legislation, with 105 co-sponsors, has still not received a hearing or a vote.

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