Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

TODAY AT 10 A.M. CT: Cooper to Hold Press Conference to Discuss Intensified Intelligence Warnings on Election Vulnerabilities, Including in Tennessee

Feb 16, 2018
Press Release
Event to Be Held in Congressman’s Office at 605 Church Street

NASHVILLE – After a week in Washington filled with ominous warnings from America’s top intelligence chiefs, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) will return home Friday to sound a statewide alarm about Russian meddling in the 2018 midterms and specific vulnerabilities that could impact elections in Tennessee.

“Tennessee is vulnerable to election hacking,” Rep. Cooper said. “Like most other states, we need to act immediately to protect our vote.”

Over the last several weeks, a steady drumbeat of current and former Cabinet members, homeland security officials and intelligence leaders have said America is vulnerable to Russian hacking in the November elections. They include the conservative voices of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and others.

American intelligence agencies already agree the Russians meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

At 10 a.m. CT Friday at his 605 Church Street office, Rep. Cooper will discuss these issues and amplify concerns that directly affect Tennessee – and what could happen if no action is taken.