Sen. Mark Warner wants the United States to develop a strategy for fighting cyberwars against other countries in response to the meddling in the 2016 elections by Russia.
Warner, D-Va., agreed with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for retaliation against Russia in response to the 2016 election meddling in an interview on NBC's "Meet The Press."
“I actually agree with the majority leader that we need a cyber doctrine,” he said. “For a long time, I think we have had incoming — whether it was Russians, Chinese, others — where we’ve had cyberattacks, misinformation, disinformation attacks."
“We need to have both defense and offensive capabilities.”
Warner warned against the government getting too involved in having big tech companies like Facebook and Google working on behalf of the country to do cybersecurity or cyberattacks on other countries.
“But I also believe we need to make sure that we apply at least the lightest touch possible. I was in the tech business for 20 years. I'm pro-tech, I'm pro-innovation, but I think at the basics we ought to make sure when we're receiving political advertising these companies would work with us to identify if a foreign power is behind that advertising. I think Americans have a right to know,” he said.