Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Calls for Full Investigation into Russian Election Hacking

Dec 12, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement responding to reports on the CIA’s analysis of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election:

“In a world full of new and dynamic threats to our security, including cyber-attacks, we cannot afford to look at national security through a partisan lens.

“America’s intelligence officers are patriots with tremendous skills who risk their lives to supply us with critical information – it is dangerous to ignore their warnings. Every American should be alarmed by reports of a foreign assault on our free elections and want to get to the bottom of it.

“I support a full, bipartisan congressional investigation into Russian interference in our election not to undermine or overturn the results, but to ensure that decision makers at every level and the American people understand the full extent of what happened. We must preserve confidence in our democratic process and know the extent to which these attacks may expose further vulnerabilities in our cybersecurity.”