Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) released a statement Monday criticizing President Trump for failing to challenge Russian President Putin on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
“Our nation must never tolerate a Russian autocrat that seeks to interfere in our elections,” Fitzpatrick said. “As a former FBI Special Agent, I support our Intelligence Community, and I stand by their conclusions. President Trump missed the mark today in failing to confront Vladimir Putin on these realities,” Fitzpatrick said.
“The President must acknowledge that Putin directed Russian actors to interfere and undermine our democratic process,” Fitzpatrick continued. “Russia is not our ally and Putin is a KGB thug. We must serve harsh justice to those who engage in activities that threaten our democracy, continue an illegal occupation in Ukraine, and support the brutal Assad regime in Syria.”
Last year, Fitzpatrick voted to enact new sanctions on Russia. He also co-sponsored the DISARM Act [H.R. 5216] directing the president to impose sanctions on senior political figures and oligarchs in the Russian Federation and other related Russian entities.
Fitzpatrick represents Pennsylvania’s 8th District, which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County.