Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey: Trump Must Condemn Putin for Election Meddling Remark

March 11, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester) released the following statement after Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Jews for interference in the 2016 U.S. election:

“With anti-Semitism rising both domestically and around the world, Putin's outrageous comment will fan the flames of bigotry and hatred. President Trump must condemn Putin, whose statement echos stereotypes that have led to discrimination and violence for hundreds of years. If he fails to do so, President Trump either agrees with Putin or lacks the backbone to stand up to him.”