Pelosi Statement on House Intelligence Committee Republicans Concluding the Russia Investigation

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after House Intelligence Committee Republicans concluded the Russia investigation:

“Today’s decision to shut down the Intelligence Committee’s investigation is part of a disturbing pattern by the House GOP to obstruct and interfere with investigations into the Trump-Russia scandal.  Speaker Ryan has allowed the House Intelligence Committee to make a mockery not only of the investigation but the Committee itself.

“Multiple Americans and Russians have been indicted or pled guilty in the Trump-Russia scandal.  Every day, the extent of Russian meddling in our democracy becomes clearer, leaving us with more unanswered questions.

“The House Intelligence Committee has a responsibility to provide the American people a comprehensive and fair investigation into Russia’s attacks, and to thoroughly investigate the many critical, outstanding questions about foreign interference in our elections.  Over the past year, I have repeatedly expressed concerns to Speaker Ryan about House Intelligence Committee Republicans’ lack of leadership and integrity.  The Speaker has refused to insist that the Committee follow the facts.

“House Republicans have abandoned their oath to support and defend the Constitution and protect the American people.  Democrats will continue to take real, immediate action to secure our democracy.”