WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today released the following statement on President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During that meeting, President Trump refused to publically condemn Moscow’s interference in the 2016 elections – despite the U.S. intelligence community’s resounding agreement that Russia continues to attack America’s critical infrastructure.
“The intelligence experts we trust to keep America safe have said that Russia continues to threaten our democracy and our critical infrastructure, and the President missed an opportunity to do something about it,” Brown said. “The Ukrainian community in Ohio knows all too well the dangers of unchecked Russian aggression. We must demand Russia turn over the spies who hacked our election and show Putin we will not put up with threats to our infrastructure that undercut our democratic institutions.”
Brown joined a group of top Democratic Senators last week urging President Trump to cancel his meeting with Putin if he was not prepared to press the Russian President on his election meddling and push him to hand over the 12 recently indicted Kremlin intelligence officials.