Pompeo: U.S. “will not tolerate" Russian meddling in 2018 elections

Mike Pompeo with a name plaque in front of him which reads "The Secretary of State"
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday morning that the administration will not tolerate Russian interference in 2018 elections and will take "appropriate counter measures" against any ongoing efforts.

Why it matters: This is a harder line stance than the President has taken on Russian interference in the election to date, who has expressed skepticism about the level of meddling from Moscow.