Blumenthal Statement on Russian Hacking Sanctions "These sanctions are a well-deserved and well-delivered step, long overdue and only the beginning of necessary action in response to Russian cyberattacks on our nation.
BigNews.Biz - Dec 30,2016 - Blumenthal Statement on Russian Hacking Sanctions
(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement regarding the announcement of enforcement sanctions against Russian officials and entities involved in election-related cyberattacks:
"These sanctions are a well-deserved and well-delivered step, long overdue and only the beginning of necessary action in response to Russian cyberattacks on our nation. A strong, immediate bipartisan Select Committee investigation is vital to buttress additional steps and reveal the full scope and scale of Russian aggression. The American people deserve a thorough, comprehensive inquiry to determine the full extent of hostile action by the Russian government - and to develop appropriate, ongoing enforcement actions and countermeasures. It will also be the responsibility of the Trump Administration to rigorously enforce these sanctions - a responsibility I hope the President-elect takes with the seriousness it deserves."
Sworn in on January 5, 2011, Richard Blumenthal is serving his first term as a United States Senator from the State of Connecticut.
Senator Blumenthal served an unprecedented five terms as Connecticut’s Attorney General, fighting for people against large and powerful special interests. His aggressive law enforcement for consumer protection, environmental stewardship, labor rights, and personal privacy has helped reshape the role of state attorneys general nationwide, and resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for Connecticut taxpayers and consumers each year.