Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas

McCaul Statement on Obama Administration Russia Sanctions

Dec 29, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s response to Russia’s cyber interference and harassment:

Chairman McCaul: “I am pleased to see the Obama Administration is finally responding to Russian meddling, including by sanctioning key operatives and expelling Russian spies from the United States. But these actions are long overdue. For many months I have urged the Administration to respond to the election-related hacks, and for years I have pressed them to stand up to Russia and other cyber intruders.  Instead, President Obama’s ‘look-the-other-way’ foreign policy has emboldened Moscow time and again and opened us up to attack. I look forward to working with the incoming Trump Administration to make sure that—in the future—our response to such aggression is timely, decisive, and forceful enough to convince our adversaries not to do it again.”

See Chairman McCaul’s recent op-ed on the issue, here.