Sen. Mitt Romney broke with some of his Republican colleagues on Tuesday, saying he’s seen “no evidence” that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election.
In a video of Romney addressing reporters, the Utah Senator disputed claims made by some of his Republican colleagues that Ukraine, not Russia, tried to interfere in the 2016 election on behalf of Hillary Clinton.
ROMNEY: “I saw no evidence from our intelligence community, nor from the representatives today from the Department of State, that there is *any* evidence of *any* kind that suggests that Ukraine interfered in our elections. We have ample evidence that Russia interfered…” pic.twitter.com/zSTBcEviSQ
Romney said, “I saw no evidence from our intelligence community that there is any evidence of any kind that suggests Ukraine interfered in our elections. We have ample evidence that Russia interfered.”
Some Republicans in Congress have seized on debunked claims that it was Ukraine who interfered in the 2016 election. However, the U.S. intelligence community unanimously says there is ample evidence that it was a Russian operation to help elect Donald Trump.
Intelligence officials have warned the discredited theory that Ukraine was behind election interference originated with Russian intelligence services.