WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement today on President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki:
“Our intelligence community and the House Intelligence Committee have both concluded that Russia interfered in our election. However, today, President Trump missed an opportunity to hold Vladimir Putin accountable for these acts. Putin is a tyrant, and it is critical that the United States show it will not tolerate such obvious manipulation. When the very foundation of our nation is under attack, instead of deferring to an autocratic ruler, we must show strength. Moving forward, we must remain focused on holding Russia accountable for its deliberate meddling in our elections and ensure our democracy remains free from future attacks.”
Congressman Rob Wittman represents the 1st District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, where he is the Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.