Hoyer Statement on Donald Trump's Remarks on Russian Cyber Espionage
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:
"Donald Trump's statement this morning was outrageous and deeply concerning, not only with regard to our cybersecurity and national security but also his judgment and loyalties. To call on a foreign adversary to commit an illegal act of cybercrime and espionage in order to undermine a political rival is not only un-American, it undermines our national security. It sends a damaging message to friend and foe alike regarding the commitment of America’s political leaders to stand in unity in support of our democracy.
"I urge leaders of both parties to unequivocally and forcefully repudiate these remarks. A major party nominee should never jeopardize our country's security, Americans' safety, or the integrity of our democratic system of government for partisan, political, or personal gain."