WASHINGTON D.C. – While there is still debate over parts of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, everyone agrees on one point: the Russians attacked the U.S. election system in 2016, and they’re working on doing the same in 2020.
Texas Republican Congressman Will Hurd said now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is finished, Congress has a new task at hand: protecting our votes.
Texas Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett said the Presidential Primaries are less than a year away and it’s up to Congress to defend against Russian interfence.
Doggett said that starts by working closely with state governments and making sure they have the resources and secure technology in place for the next election.
Last year, Congress sent 380 million dollars in grants to states to help pay for some of these upgrades.
Texas Senator John Cornyn said Congress also needs to send a message to foreign adversaries to stay out.
Cornyn says that includes imposing stronger sanctions and keeping Russia at arm’s length.