01.05.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Foreign Cyber Threats On Fox News Channel

“This is bigger than Russia. It’s bigger than this one incident. This is about the future defense of America.”

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a new member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, previewed today’s Armed Services hearing on foreign cyber threats and hacking attempts during the 2016 presidential election on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” with Bill Hemmer.

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Hemmer 

Wake-Up Call For America: “What we have here is a wake-up call, in my mind. This is bigger than Russia. It’s bigger than this one incident. This is about the future defense of America.”

New Cyber Threats Need New Approach: “We now have a four-plus-one series of threats out there. Whereas 20 years ago, we had a one-plus-one. We have Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and now ISIS is also attacking us through cyber-warfare. We know what Russia is doing in Europe today. It’s trying to destabilize the satellite countries in eastern Europe.”

Getting The Facts On Foreign Cyber Threats: “I want to know what constitutes as an act of war. This is a hearing about the facts. We’ve been hearing all of the innuendo. I’m anxious to get to the facts and we have some great witnesses here today that can give those to us today.”   

Key Questions For Intelligence Community: “The President-elect has a high regard for the intelligence community. What he is asking are the questions that we are asking. Are we organized to defend ourselves? Are we ready? Are we prepared to have the appropriate response? What is the appropriate response? Do we have the right intelligence gathering system to do that?”

No Evidence Hacking Influenced Election Outcome: “The people of the United States spoke very clearly. It’s no mystery what they were saying. They want a change in direction in the United States federal government here in Washington. They picked an outsider, a business guy, someone listening to them back home, and it had nothing to do with a hack.”

Watch the Senate Armed Services hearing LIVE on C-SPAN3 here

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