Chairman Schiff Statement on Trump’s Firing of CISA Director
Washington, November 17, 2020
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement:
“Throughout this election, the CISA and Director Krebs have worked diligently to safeguard our elections, provide vital support to state and local election officials, and inform the American people about what was true and what was not. In the best tradition of government service, they spoke truth to power and helped keep Americans and our institutions safe.
“Instead of rewarding this great service, President Trump is retaliating against Director Krebs and other officials who did their duty. It’s pathetic, but sadly predictable that upholding and protecting our democratic processes would be cause for firing.
“I want to thank Director Krebs and all of the CISA for their service in defending the integrity of our elections, and for rejecting the misinformation and disinformation, even when it was being spread by the President and his allies. You did the nation a great service.”