The head of the House Homeland Security Committee vowed Wednesday to tackle any efforts by Russia to interfere in U.S. elections ahead of the 2018 midterms.
“We are not in any way trying to avoid this issue. I want to take this issue head on,” Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said during a committee markup hearing.
McCaul’s pledge comes after Rep. Bennie Thompson (Miss.), the top Democrat on the panel, charged that the GOP chairman has failed to adequately act in light of Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential race.