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Dec 30, 2016 11:50 AM

NH officials Shaheen, Hassan speak out about US sanctions filed against Russia

Elected officials in New Hampshire showed support for President Barack Obama’s sanctions against Russia for the alleged election interference.

“I strongly support the steps the Administration announced today to respond to Russia’s outrageous interference in our November elections,” stated U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in a press release Thursday. “The new Congress must come together in bipartisan fashion to investigate what happened and determine what additional legislative steps should be taken in response. The next Administration should welcome and support all efforts to combat foreign interference in our elections and hold accountable those responsible.”

Gov. Maggie Hassan also weighed in, showing support for the sanctions.

“I fully support the Obama Administration’s announcement of sanctions in response to Russia’s concerning actions that interfered with the U.S. election in November,” Hassan said in an official statement. “The Administration’s response is a step in the right direction, but we must continue working together to do even more to hold those responsible accountable and to keep our state and country safe and secure. Through my role on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, I will work to build on critical cyber security efforts to prevent further attacks from occurring and to keep New Hampshire and America safe and free.”

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