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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

Congressman Tom MacArthur Statement on Russia

July 16, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Tom MacArthur Statement on Russia

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom MacArthur today issued the following statement:

 

“Just days ago, our nation’s Department of Justice indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for meddling in the 2016 election. Clean and fair elections are the bedrock of our more than 200 year old democracy. The United States, especially the President, should take any foreign government’s attempt to influence election results as a threat to our democracy itself.

 

I take issue with President Trump blaming the state of our relationship on our supposed ‘foolishness and stupidity.’ Our relationship with Russia is strained because of Vladimir Putin’s actions. He has invaded his neighbors, attacked America’s allies, and interfered with our elections and the elections of our closest allies. Putin is a corrupt, murderous thug and cannot be trusted. He is a threat to global security, and we need to remind our friends and our foes that the United States stands strongly opposed to this autocratic kleptocrat.”