Congressman Schiff on FEC Ruling Allowing Foreign Money in 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. 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.
“We have seen the consequences of foreign governments interfering in our elections and we cannot allow our own government to invite such foreign influence. If necessary, we must pass legislation to ensure that this never becomes lawful in American politics.”