WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today issued the following statement in response to comments made by the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, that he – the President of the United States of America – would not alert the Federal Bureau of Investigation if approached by foreign governments with information against any potential 2020 opponent.
“Protecting our elections, the foundation of American democracy, should be a top priority for anyone that cares about our country. Instead, President Trump is handing out invitations for foreign adversaries to interfere in the upcoming 2020 cycle,” said Heinrich. “Not only is he willing to accept campaign support from foreign adversaries, he is also discouraging others from reporting foreign interference in our elections. This proves that Donald Trump, once again, is not worthy of the Presidency.”
Senator Heinrich, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, is a cosponsor of S. 1247, the Duty to Report Act. This bill would require reporting to the Federal Election Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation of offers by foreign nationals to make prohibited contributions, donations, expenditures, or disbursements, and for other purposes.
To view the Senator’s comments on Twitter, click here.