Joint Statement By Senators Schumer, Durbin, Feinstein, Klobuchar, And Van Hollen On Election Security

August 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Senators Schumer (D-NY), Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Klobuchar (D-MN), and Van Hollen (D-MD) today released the following statement in response to National Security Adviser John Bolton’s letter to Senate Democrats regarding election security:

“Our letter to Ambassador Bolton urged him and the Trump administration to fully implement the sanctions on Russia that Congress already passed, extradite the 12 Russian government officials indicted by Special Counsel Mueller, and commit to protecting diplomats and other U.S. personnel – both past and present. Ambassador Bolton’s response does not address any of this and failed to urge Republicans in the Senate to reconsider their position blocking critical funding requested by 21 states to bolster election security ahead of the midterms. We implore the administration to take this very real and imminent threat to our elections and our democracy more seriously.”