February 22, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) announced his co-sponsorship of the “Protecting Our Democracy” Act. The bill would create a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the full extent of the Trump team’s communications with the Russian government, both during the campaign and after the election.
“It seems that every day, the public wakes up to another bombshell about the Trump Administration’s deep ties to the Russian Government,” said Garamendi.” National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign for lying about his communications with Moscow before President Trump took office. At the same time, news broke that Trump’s senior campaign aides were caught having conversations with Russian officials. The American public deserves a full accounting of this Administration’s connections to Russia, as well as Russia’s corrosive influence on the 2016 election. Congressional leaders need to stop putting their party above country and join us to safeguard our democracy against foreign influence."