Schumer Floor Remarks On Senator Johnson’s Bogus “Report” Which Reads As If Putin Wrote It

September 23, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senator Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) sham report that spins conspiracy theories about former Vice President Joe Biden in an effort to use the power of the Congress to amplify a Russian disinformation campaign. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

While the rest of the country was busy fighting COVID, Senate Republicans have been abusing the power of the Senate to conduct opposition research for President Trump’s campaign. This morning, the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee released his “report,” which reads as if Putin wrote it—not United States Senators.

The bogus narrative of this “report”—peddled by a Russian disinformation campaign—was disproved by every witness who testified.

Despite their zeal to smear Vice President Biden and his family, Senate Republicans found no evidence, no evidence to support the conspiracy theories pushed by Putin’s intelligence agents. Senators Grassley and Johnson should reimburse taxpayers for the money they wasted. And this entire disgraceful affair and the Johnson report should be relegated to the dustbin of history.