Schumer Statement On Senate Intelligence Committee’s Bipartisan Report On Russia’s Interference In 2016 U.S. Election

October 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s bipartisan report detailing Russia’s efforts to sow discord during the 2016 U.S. presidential election:

“Today’s bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report makes it crystal clear to everyone that Vladimir Putin exploited social media to spread false information in the 2016 elections and that the Senate must take action to ensure Americans know who is behind online political ads to help prevent it from happening again. Unfortunately, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hindered a full response ahead of the 2016 elections and continues to block a full-throated U.S. response today by burying meaningful election security bills in his legislative graveyard. What will it take for Senator McConnell to finally let the Senate do the people’s business and protect the integrity of American democracy?”