Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in response to the White House’s new sanctions against Russian officials for its interference in the 2016 presidential election:
“I applaud President Obama’s actions to address Russia’s interference in this year’s election. It is imperative that we protect our democracy and stop any and all attempts to obstruct the democratic process.
“It is my hope that these sanctions on the Russian government will serve as a deterrent to foreign powers’ attempts to meddle in our elections. There is a clear need for an independent, bipartisan commission to provide a full and transparent investigation into the depth of Russia’s involvement. I look forward to the Administration’s forthcoming report to Congress on Russia’s interference in our election process. Americans expect swift action on this matter.”