Klobuchar is the Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, which has jurisdiction over elections, and has been a leader in the fight to protect our elections from foreign interference

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the below statement following today’s meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Klobuchar is the Ranking Member on the Senate Rules Committee, which has jurisdiction over elections. She is also the author of the Secure Elections Act, legislation to strengthen election cybersecurity in America and protect against foreign interference in future elections, and the Honest Ads Act, which would help prevent foreign interference in future elections and improve the transparency of online political advertisements.

“Today President Trump had a chance to stand up for our country and stand with the U.S. intelligence community over Vladimir Putin. Instead, he chose Putin, calling him ‘extremely strong and powerful’ and failing to hold Russia accountable for attacking our democracy and interfering in our elections.

“With the midterm elections 113 days away, it is past time for the President to accept the conclusions of his own Administration’s intelligence experts and act swiftly to prevent Russia’s continued efforts to undermine our elections. Americans deserve nothing less.”