Larsen Statement on National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s Resignation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned:

“I woke up this morning to learn Michael Flynn, the President's National Security Adviser, resigned following reports that he discussed American sanctions against Russia with the Russian Ambassador before President Trump assumed office. The American people need to know more information about what President Trump knew and when he knew it. Flynn's resignation is unprecedented and extremely concerning because his actions could have been criminal and because President Obama put these sanctions in place after the Intelligence Community determined that Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to sway the 2016 U.S. Presidential election in favor of Trump. It is outrageous that Congressional Republicans continue to sit on their hands in the face of what is merely the latest evidence of this administration's disturbingly cozy relationship with Russia.”