Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about reports that French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been the target of a “massive and coordinated” hacking operation days before the election:

“This attack on French democracy is a threat to all of us, and our way of life. If we do not meet this ongoing, intentional campaign to undermine representative democracy around the world with effective resistance, we stand to lose much of what we value and what we have sacrificed for as a nation. I call on President Trump to respond forcefully to this attack. He must not downplay, ignore, or encourage such an assault.”