U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blocked Senate Committees from meeting today. The Intelligence Committee was set to receive a top-secret briefing from Bill Evanina, the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, our nation’s top election security official. 

“Just a few weeks ago Democrats were demanding Intel briefings. Now, Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is putting partisan politics ahead of secure elections. We know that Vladimir Putin and Chairman Xi are looking to sow more distrust and chaos in America as we turn towards the ballot box. Schumer’s tantrum is short-sighted and despicable.”