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Quigley Statement on Investigation Into Russian Hacking

Dec 12, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement in support of a Congressional investigation in response to reports that Russian hackers attempted to influence the election:

The recent findings of Russian interference in our presidential election should concern every American, regardless of political affiliation. A thorough, bipartisan, bicameral investigation should be convened as soon as possible in order to provide the American people with the facts and answers they deserve in regards to the scope and timing of this alleged involvement.

As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I believe that it is time for us to come together and put our country first by fulfilling our responsibility to uphold the democratic foundation on which nation was built. Congress’s response to this incident could have major foreign policy implications in the weeks, months, and years to come. The world is watching, and we must do all we can to deter future intrusions into our institutions, from Russia or any other actors who wish us harm.