Pelosi calls for independent investigation of Putin's interference in U.S. election


House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has reiterated her previous call for an independent, bipartisan investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election, following news of Russian President Vladimir Putin's personal involvement.

Concerned, unlike most of her Republican colleagues, about Russian interference in the U.S. election, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is again calling for a bipartisan, independent review.

Elections determine the future our children will inherit. Given the alarming magnitude, seriousness and scope of Russia’s efforts to undermine U.S. elections, we must have an independent, bipartisan investigation to protect the integrity of our democracy.

Republicans should work with House Democrats to pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act, H.R. 6447, introduced by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings and Intelligence Committee Member Eric Swalwell. This critical legislation would establish a truly bipartisan, independent commission to investigate Russia’s efforts to undermine our elections and democratic institutions.

The American people are gravely concerned about Russia’s involvement in our elections – and this Congress has a Constitutional duty to respond to these concerns with urgency.

At Shakesville, Aphra Behn has written a helpful guide on how to register your support with your representatives, irrespective of their party affiliation, as protecting our free and fair elections should not be a partisan issue.