Schumer Statement On Special Counsel Mueller’s Public Remarks

May 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s public remarks, calling on Leader McConnell and Republicans to stop blocking bipartisan election security legislation and Congress’ obligation to continue oversight:

“Mr. Mueller made clear today that the Russians interfered in our elections, the wellspring of our democracy. If President Trump and Congress don’t do anything, it will be worse in 2020 and yet, inexplicably, Senator McConnell and the Republicans in the Senate are blocking bipartisan election security legislation, despite Democrats’ repeated calls to protect our democracy from interference—by Russia or any other foreign adversary. 

"Mr. Mueller’s statement also makes clear that Congress has a right—we believe an obligation—to continue our constitutionally mandated oversight without interference or stonewalling and follow the facts wherever they may lead.”