July 16, 2018
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement after the conclusion of President Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki:
“President Trump’s disgraceful remarks in Helsinki betray our American democracy in the face of its most dangerous adversary. His alarming dismissal of the American intelligence community’s unanimous assessment that Russia waged cyberwarfare on America and his decision instead to stand with an autocratic tyrant diminish America’s world standing.
We must stand up to the President’s refusal to defend our country. Today, I call on both Democratic and Republican leadership in the House and Senate to introduce a formal joint resolution censuring the President for his egregious comments.
This should not be a partisan issue. It is an American issue. It arises at a time when Russia and other countries are planning the next attacks on U.S. elections. We must take immediate action to defend and strengthen our election system while we can still prevent damage to future elections.”