Roskam Statement on Russia, Flynn

Feb 15, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Peter J. Roskam released the following statement:

“Russian attempts to infiltrate and undermine democratic institutions across the western world are of grave concern to me. I’ve led solidarity missions to Ukraine and Georgia and spent time with their diaspora communities in Illinois and across the United States. We must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our friends and allies who suffer the consequences of Russian aggression and intimidation.

“I’m deeply troubled to learn former National Security Advisor Flynn misled the Vice President. He was fired – and deservedly so. 

“In the coming days and weeks I will be looking into this matter more closely.”

Background

Rep. Roskam serves as Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership. Founded in 2005, the HDP is 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. The Partnership is assisted by the US Agency for International Development, the International Republican Institute, and the National Democratic Institute.