REPS LIEU, JONES AND CASTRO INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION CONDEMNING RUSSIAN ATTACK ON U.S. OFFICIALS
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced a resolution condemning Vladimir Putin’s attack on United States officials with Reps. Walter B. Jones (R-NC) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX). The bipartisan resolution underscores the importance of defending U.S. officials from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats and emphasizes the U.S.’s commitment to combating Russia’s harmful attacks on our democracy.
“The false equivalence between Vladimir Putin’s baseless conspiracy theories about alleged crimes, designed to sow discord, and the thorough, meticulous work of the United States intelligence community and Department of Justice to indict Russian operatives undermines the integrity of the Office of the President and the United States legal system: Now, therefore be it resolved that the House of Representatives:
- Condemns Vladimir Putin’s transparent attempt to undermine the rule of law and attack individual United States officials;
- Calls upon the Administration to immediately and firmly reject Vladimir Putin’s proposal and demand unconditional access to the 12 Russian intelligence officials indicted for attacking the United States;
- Expresses steadfast support for the current and former United States officials singled out by the government of Vladimir Putin; and
- Reaffirms that the United States should refuse to make available any current or former diplomatic, civil servant, political appointee, law enforcement official, or member of the Armed Forced of the united States for questioning by the government of Vladimir Putin”