REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON U.S. RESPONSE TO RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 ELECTION

December 29, 2016
Press Release

Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s response to Russian Interference in the 2016 Election:

"The actions President Obama took today in response to the massive hacking of Americans by Russians are steps in the right direction.  America became the punching bag for Russian, Chinese and North Korean hackers due to our previous weak responses and lack of strong cyber security defenses.  We still need to increases our cyber security defenses by an order of magnitude. 

Wake up America, we no longer live in the 1930s.  As Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz said, 'we're not in Kansas anymore.'  We live in a brave new world where we need to stand strong against hackers.  As a computer science major and Air Force veteran, I am well aware of the immense damage that hacking can cause to American national security and to the American people.  If Trump thinks that ignoring Russian hacking is going to make it go away, that's just dumb."

###