Roskam Statement on Russia Protests

Mar 27, 2017
Press Release

Wheaton, IL —U.S. Representative Peter J. Roskam released the following statement after news outlets reported anti-Kremlin protests across the Russian Federation:

“I’m encouraged by reports of peaceful demonstrations across Russia against the corrupt, autocratic regime in Moscow. Vladimir Putin has made a mockery of human rights and democracy both at home and abroad. We must support the Russian people, as well as our allies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, in their struggle against Putin’s authoritarianism and expansionism.”

Background

Rep. Roskam serves as Chairman of House Democracy Partnership, a bipartisan commission of the House of Representatives that works to promote responsive, effective government and strengthen democratic institutions by assisting legislatures in emerging democracies.

He recently introduced a resolution with Rep. David Cicilline condemning Russian interference in European elections and led a solidarity mission to emerging democracies near Russia’s borders.