Congress needs to support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
It’s time to protect American elections.
Republicans on Election Security
We identified and came up with what we thought was an appropriate response, with the Elections Security Act. I think we need to get that in place.
The Mueller investigation identified where the Russians were clearly coming after us, so I think the Mueller investigation reiterates again why this is important to be able to stay on our guard.
“As we saw in the 2016 elections, Vladimir Putin’s Russia is attempting to strike at the very heart of the democratic values, freedoms, and liberty all Americans hold dear.”
“I feel very strongly that we’ll pass an election security bill. If you look at the ongoing efforts of the Russians and other foreign adversaries, they are not giving up.”
“That Putin attempted to interfere in our elections should no longer be doubted by anyone…Putin’s efforts to sow political discord in our country did not end in 2016 and he will attempt to interfere in future elections, which is why I will continue to focus on bipartisan efforts such as the DETER Act that aim to protect the integrity of our elections and democracy from future foreign interference and influence campaigns.”
“The report makes clear now more than ever that the peaceful transfer of power — a hallmark of our American democracy — was targeted by foreign adversaries ahead of the 2016 election. We know Russia sought to sow discord in our political dialogue.”
“The Special Counsel’s findings are a stark reminder that Russia’s goal is to undermine the trust the American people have in our democratic process and government.”
“It is my goal to have free and fair elections with zero fraud.”
It concerns us that many states still don’t have concrete plans to update their voting systems. Fourteen states are struggling to replace outdated voting machines that lack paper trails before the next presidential election [in 2020].
“No longer will we just hope Moscow respects our sovereignty; we will defend it.”
“The threat of cyberattacks by our foreign adversaries and other sophisticated entities is real and growing.”
“Russians undertook significant efforts to meddle in the 2016 election. There are new details about the extent to which the Russians worked to undermine our democracy and I hope that the House and Senate review these findings carefully and continue to work together to ensure this type of election interference never, ever happens again.”
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, foriegn interference in our elections is unacceptable. It was wrong in 2016 and we cannot allow it to happen again in 2020. I don’t care whether it is Russia, Norway or whatever else. We won’t tolerate it. Period.”
Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Russia has never been a friend to the U.S., and they continue to pose a threat to America and our allies.”
“Simply stated, the intent of [the Foreign Agents Registration Amendments Act] is to prevent foreign countries from interfering in our government.”
“Despite Russia’s repeated denials, we know they meddled in our election, based on the analysis from our trusted intel community. Russia must be held accountable for attempting to disrupt our democracy, & we must continue to strongly convey the message that it won’t be tolerated.”
[Putin is] a calculating adversary who is trying to exert all the influence he can anywhere he can.
Our intelligence community has proven Russia attempted to interfere with our elections. We have to remain vigilant when dealing with this dangerous adversary.
Russia is the enemy of America and our allies, and we will expose and respond to their continued cyber-attacks against our nation.
“Putin is not our friend; he’s an adversary intent on continuing Russia’s disruptive activities, including meddling in our own democratic process.”
It is vital that we ensure our voting process remains fair and free from undue influence.
We know Russia meddled in our election based on information from our intelligence agencies, that is not acceptable and we need to make clear to the Putin regime that we will keep our sanctions in place and work with our allies to increase pressure on Russia until its behavior changes.
The Special Counsel. . . did indict dozens of Russians for interfering in the 2016 election.”
“Russia did interfere in our election. Congress needs to continue our pressure on Russia & not let them go unpunished for these acts.”
“Russia continues its malign effort, of course, violating treaties, invading sovereign nations, pursuing nuclear superiority, interfering in elections, spreading lies and hate, protecting the world’s worst actors from justice, and promoting authoritarianism.”
“It’s important for the experts who secure our nation’s election infrastructure to have a seat at the table. I hope my colleagues will join me in supporting this commonsense legislation to help strengthen our election security measures.”
“It is vital to guarantee the integrity of our nation’s elections in order to safeguard our democratic institutions.”
“The sanctity of our elections must not ever be taken for granted or exposed to foreign threats. Congress should show the American people we are prioritizing the security of our democratic institutions above partisan posturing.”
“Our adversaries are committed to interfering in our nation’s democratic process. This is a grave threat to our country and our nation’s security. Our voting systems remain vulnerable to hacking, and we must do more to protect against cyber aggression.”
“Foreign governments trying to impact our election process is wrong, it’s scary, it’s dangerous, and we should—we should do that kind of oversight.”
“You’ve got to take every step possible, first of all, to make sure what happened in 2016, what the Russians attempted to do to meddle with our elections when Barack Obama was president, doesn’t happen again in 2020 or any other election. If the Russians try to take some action against our elections or any other country we are already ready to go after them. “
Russia is an adversary and we must continue to work with our allies to counter Russia’s influence around the world.
Russia poses a grave threat to our national security.
It has undoubtedly been Russia’s objective to sow unrest within our democratic institutions . . . We must continue to stay vigilant against these threats.
“There is no question that Russia attempted to meddle in our elections just like they have tried to meddle in a variety of elections and domestic situations in Europe for some time.”
“Russia is not a friend to the United States or our allies. There’s no question that they meddled in our election, and all evidence points to Putin’s direct involvement.”
“Russia meddled in the 2016 elections. Russia is led by a former KGB thug who only understands lies and manipulation.”
'Our state systems are under constant attack' from Russia.
As the world’s premier power, its greatest democratic republic, and an example of freedom and self-government around the world, the United States can’t allow other countries to influence its choice of leaders. Our elections must remain in American hands.