Archie Parnell Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel on Russian Interference in 2016 Election

(SUMTER, SC -- May 17) Democratic Nominee for South Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District Archie Parnell released the following statement on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election:

“Today the voice of the people overcame stonewalling from Republicans in Congress. I’m proud of my former colleagues at the Department of Justice who did the right thing and helped this nation take an important step forward by appointing a special counsel to lead this investigation.

“While my opponent has repeatedly refused to recognize the need for an independent investigation into the Russian attack on our democracy and possible collusion by the Trump Campaign, I hope that he can see the error of his ways and join me in thanking former FBI Director Mueller for his service and encouraging the White House to cooperate fully."