Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik issued the following statement after Nauman Hussain’s plea deal was rejected for his involvement in the Schoharie limo crash that tragically took the lives of 20 people.

“The rejection of this plea deal regarding the Schoharie limo crash is a step forward in accountability for the tragic loss of 20 lives that devastated an Upstate New York community. After years of waiting, these families deserve full accountability, and there is still significant work ahead to ensure justice. Not only must Hussain be held fully accountable and serve prison time for his involvement, but the FBI must also answer for their mishandling of their longtime informant, his associates, and their history of breaking the law. I have led the charge in Congress to bring attention to the FBI’s involvement, and I will not stop until every family impacted has the answers they deserve. Make no mistake, in a Republican Majority, the subpoenas are coming, so every family can have full accountability and justice for this tragedy.”

In March, Stefanik publicly questioned Director Wray on the FBI’s involvement in the crash at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s hearing. Congresswoman Stefanik intends to issue a subpoena in a Republican Majority to compel any and all information.

She followed up with a letter demanding answers and laying the ground work for a subpoena in a Republican majority. Following this advocacy, Stefanik announced the FBI opened an internal investigation the limo crash.

In June, Stefanik continued her oversight and requested a timeline for the FBI’s review, a copy of the completed review, and any findings and recommendations.