Pelosi Statement Calling for a Bipartisan Investigation on Russian Interference in U.S. Elections
San Francisco – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement calling for a bipartisan Congressional review following the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in U.S. elections for the purposes of affecting the outcome. Pelosi, the longest serving Member of the House Intelligence Committee, is a former Ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
“The U.S. intelligence community has determined that Russia interfered in U.S. elections. There must be no equivocation or ignoring the seriousness of the intelligence community’s conclusion about Russia’s actions. Regardless of the outcome of the election, the American people deserve to know the truth and a commitment to protect our democracy from foreign meddling.
“Congress has a responsibility to investigate Russian hacking into our election. I also support the proposal by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings and Intelligence Committee Member Eric Swalwell to establish a bipartisan, independent commission.
“Speaker Ryan must join the bipartisan call for a formal investigation into Russia’s unprecedented assault on our democracy.”