WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement on the Executive Order signed by President Trump to impose sanctions against foreign individuals, entities, or governments that meddle in future U.S. elections:
“I applaud the Trump Administration for taking a strong stand against election interference and sending a direct warning to foreign adversaries that are planning on interfering in the upcoming mid-terms. The Russian government’s interference in the 2016 election were hostile acts against America’s democratic system that were designed to cause division and discord within our nation, and we cannot allow such hostile acts to occur again. It is imperative that America remains united in punishing potential election meddlers and bad actors and that Republicans and Democrats work together to protect the integrity of our elections.”