Schumer Statement On Senate Republicans’ Latest Promotion Of A Putin-Backed Conspiracy Theory That Falsely Blames Ukraine For 2016 Election Meddling

December 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Senate Republicans’  latest promotion of the Putin-backed conspiracy theory that falsely blames Ukraine for interfering in the 2016 elections:

“When Vladimir Putin says stoop, Senate Republicans are asking: how low? Putin and his intelligence services disinformation campaign team in Moscow couldn't have cooked up a more useful tool for spreading conjured and baseless conspiracy theories than the one Chairmen Graham, Grassley and Johnson announced today. Every day that Senate Republicans parrot Putin’s talking points further undermines our democracy—and our national security—and raises questions about why the Republican majority in the Senate continues to block legislation to better secure our elections from Putin’s assault and refuse to pass tough mandatory sanctions ahead of 2020.”