WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Wednesday made the following statement after the Trump administration concluded Iran was behind threatening emails sent to Democrats ahead of the 2020 presidential election:

“America should fight back against any foreign country that is trying to interfere in our election, no matter what that country's agenda is. But all year, the Trump administration has been desperately trying to bury information about Russian interference and overhype efforts by Iran and China. The truth is simple—only Russia has both the capability and intent to significantly disrupt our election. If Director Ratcliffe is serious when he says we will not allow foreign interference in our elections, then this administration would actually do something to deter the Kremlin rather than withhold information about Russian interference and create false equivalences with other nation's efforts.” said Murphy.