Delaney Statement on NRCC Hack


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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Delaney Statement on NRCC Hack


The email accounts of four senior aides at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) were hacked and surveilled for months in 2018.

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) releases the following statement:

“The hacking of NRCC emails underscores that election security cannot be a partisan issue. Democrats, Republicans, and Independents should stand united against these hacks. Ultimately, we all lose when our elections are undermined. It is incumbent upon both parties to take this problem seriously and to strongly support both new measures to address this problem in all its various forms and to support existing investigations into foreign interference in our elections. The attack on the NRCC highlights how important it is to fully investigate Russian interference and how wrong the President and his mouthpieces have been to have such a cavalier attitude towards cybercrimes against our democracy.”

In July, following news that election systems in Maryland could be compromised, Delaney introduced bipartisan legislation to require that election systems vendors associated with federal elections be owned and controlled by domestic companies.