Bennet, Bipartisan Senators Call on Administration to Respond to Allegations of Chinese Government Election Interference

Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined a group of bipartisan colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other national security leaders in the Trump administration to express concern about ongoing Chinese Communist Party (CCP) attempts to undermine democracy. The senators encouraged the administration to work closely with Taiwan to investigate the allegations of interference and respond if necessary.

“CCP attempts to erode democratic processes and norms around the world threaten U.S. partnerships and prosperity,” the senators wrote.

“We write to express our support for efforts to counter interference of this nature and to state unequivocally that we stand shoulder to shoulder with democracies fighting attempts to undermine their sovereignty and freedom…In an era of growing authoritarian interference, we believe such allegations must be taken seriously if free societies are to continue to thrive,” the senators continued.

The letter was also signed by U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Ted Cruz (R-TX).

A copy of the letter is available HERE.