Arizona Democratic Party response to Rep. Franks’ shameful Russia comments

In response to Rep. Trent Franks saying earlier today that "If Russia succeeded in that was accurate...they merely did what the media should've done," Arizona Democratic Party Communications Director Enrique Gutierrez released the following statement:

"Rep. Franks' remarks aren't just mind-boggling; they're absolutely shameful. It is now a widely accepted fact that the Russians hacked into the DNC and the Clinton campaign, and in so doing, attacked the very essence of our democracy.

“Instead of living in denial, Rep. Franks needs to accept that reality. This should not be a partisan issue – not today, not ever – and that’s why we applaud President Obama for sanctioning Russia earlier today, and call on Congress to launch a full, independent investigation.”