Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following the Obama Administration’s announcement of sanctions on Russia as a result of election hacking.
"The measures announced by the Obama Administration today are one part of holding Russia fully accountable for its cyber-attacks on the U.S. during the 2016 election and for a pattern of unlawful provocations. These additional sanctions and other steps send a clear message that attacks on our democracy are unacceptable and will have severe consequences. It’s now time for Congress to demonstrate that the concern over these attacks is truly bipartisan and convene a special, select committee to investigate Russia’s attempts to interfere with our elections and recommend steps that can be taken to ensure this never happens again. It’s critical that President-elect Trump commit to fully enforcing these sanctions. Anything less will demonstrate weakness in the face of aggression and invite other hostile countries to conduct cyber-attacks against Americans.”