June 14, 2017

Duckworth Statement on Bipartisan Russia Sanctions Vote


[WASHINGTON, DC] - Following the Senate vote to introduce new punitive measures against Russia and prevent the Trump administration from lifting sanctions against Russia without Congressional approval, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) issued the following statement:

"This bipartisan agreement sends an important message to the Russian government and to anyone else who attempts to interfere in our elections: their destabilizing actions will not go unpunished. It also sends a message to the Trump administration: Russia is not our friend and the Senate is prepared to defend our democracy against a hostile foreign power when President Trump fails to act."