Rep. Jason Crow –“The truth is that this administration is actively working to limit voters’ access to critical information about this election”

September 1, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06), member of the House Armed Services Committee and one of the seven impeachment managers, released the following statement on the news that the Trump Administration would no longer provide in- person briefings to Congress on election security. The news comes as the FIRE Act, which Rep. Crow helped introduce with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin to prevent foreign interference in U.S. elections, is set to be considered by the full House of Representatives in September as part of the Intelligence Authorization Act. 

“Let’s outline the facts we do know today. We know Russia has a vested interest in President Trump winning reelection. We know Russia has already interfered in the U.S. elections. And we know President Trump has continued to solicit foreign interference in our elections. Valdimir Putin wakes up every morning and goes to bed every night trying to figure out how to destroy American democracy. 

“By refusing to brief Congress in-person on election security, President Trump’s administration is refusing to answer questions about what they know. The simple and abhorrent truth is that this administration is actively working to limit voters’ access to critical information about this election. Passing the FIRE Act ensures that no campaign or candidate can claim ignorance when dealing with foreign actors and that we treat election security as a matter of national security.”