U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Nov. 2 denounced the Federal Election Commission’s decision to allow foreign nationals to donate to U.S. ballot initiative campaigns.
“That the Federal Election Commission plans to throw open the doors of our democracy to foreign money and interference is utterly incomprehensible, and would establish a dangerous precedent ripe for abuse,” Schiff said. “This ruling would potentially chart a new path for adversarial governments to interfere in our democratic process for their own gain. It would be a tremendous mistake for the FEC to purposefully weaken our electoral system so egregiously.”
He said the country has seen the consequences of foreign governments interfering in elections, which should be free from foreign influence
“If necessary, we must pass legislation to ensure that this never becomes lawful in American politics,” Schiff added.
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