Donald Trump. Photo: Gage Skidmore–Flickr
Statement by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo following President Trump’s Joint Press Conference with President Putin.
President Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was as absurd as it was scary. The Justice Department has already indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking during the 2016 elections. Anyone who seeks to disrupt our electoral system should be denounced and held accountable to the full extent of our laws—not coddled.
It’s the President’s job to protect our country, but this President is siding with those who attacked and sought to undermine us. Our Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves.
Upholding our democracy is not a partisan issue—it’s a matter of national security. Defending those who threaten our democracy is not only un-American, but dangerous. In New York, we will never stop fighting to protect the integrity of our elections and the sanctity of our democracy.