House Democrats are prodding their Republican colleagues to examine foreign threats to upcoming U.S. elections, raising concerns that the Trump administration is not adequately tackling the threat. The top Democrats on four House committees demanded Thursday that their Republican counterparts hold a joint hearing on election security featuring top Trump administration officials. “Election security is a national security issue, and it is time this Congress treated it like one,” the Democrats wrote in Thursday’s letter. “We are concerned that the Trump administration is not doing enough to address vulnerabilities to our election systems.”
The letter was signed by the top Democrats on the House Administration, Judiciary, Oversight and Homeland Security committees.
Several House and Senate panels have held public hearings on election security in recent weeks, including the House Homeland Security and Oversight committees.
The House and Senate Intelligence committees have also undertaken separate investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election; the House investigation wrapped up earlier this year, and the Senate’s probe is expected to conclude next month.
Still, Thursday’s letter is the latest sign that Democrats don’t believe GOP leaders are doing enough to investigate the issue of election security following Russia’s meddling.