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Thompson Statement on NRCC Hack

‘Republicans ignored election security at their own peril’
Dec 4, 2018
Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on news reports that the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) was hacked this year:

“Since 2016, election security has been a known critical issue, and in January 2017, the Intelligence Community confirmed Russia meddled in our elections and attempted to hack our democratic institutions.  In their age-old routine of choosing party over country, Republicans swept the issue aside.  Now news of this hack – which was not released for months – makes it clear Republicans ignored election security at their own peril. Democrats led on election security the entire 115th Congress and Republicans should have joined us.  Nevertheless, Republicans should feel secure knowing that Democrats will continue to lead on cybersecurity and will look into all threats to our elections as soon as we take charge in January.”

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