Bennet Statement on ODNI Decision to End Election Security Briefings for Congress

DENVER – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s decision to cancel all election security briefings for Congress:

“It's outrageous that the DNI is refusing to brief Congress on foreign threats to our elections less than three months out from Election Day—especially as we know Russia interfered in 2016 and is attempting to interfere again.

“Actively withholding information puts our democracy at greater risk. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle should demand the Trump Administration reverse this decision & put the interests of the American people above politics.”