One of the most prestigious leadership positions in the GOP has been filled.
Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) has been tasked as the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.
He will take over for the departing Rep. Nunes (R-CA), who is leaving to pursue outside opportunities.
Nunes announced several weeks ago that he would be leaving Congress.
He will be pursuing a role in Trump’s new multi-faceted media company.
Nunes has been a controversial figure over the last few years, but that has all been cooked up by Democrats.
The most notable was Nunes’ letter detailing possible FISA violations.
That letter was countered by one from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), accusing Nunes of pumping out conspiracy theories.
Nunes’ claims were widely discredited and dismissed in the media until the Inspector General’s investigation that found every word of what Nunes had claimed was true.
Turner will now fill that role, a role considered one of the most prestigious in all of Congress in terms of committee standing.
In making the announcement, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated, “Throughout his long tenure on the Intelligence Committee, Mike established himself as a national security leader and ardent supporter of truth.
“Mike’s leadership of the committee will continue the great work of Congressman Nunes who has led the committee with integrity.
“Every American committed to the security and safety of this country should be well-assured of Congressman Turner’s leadership of the House Intelligence Committee.”
Nunes gave Turner the thumb’s up in taking on the role, stating, “He was instrumental in the work we did to expose the Russia collusion hoax, and he was a major asset in demolishing the Democrats’ ridiculous accusations during the first impeachment of President Trump.
“I have every confidence Mike will be a fearless and skillful leader for Intelligence Committee Republicans and will perform rigorous oversight over the Intelligence Community.”
Turner first joined the House in 2002 and he has been singled out by Trump for praise in the past, most notably for his stance during the impeachment hearings.
At the time, Turner stated, “I do not believe what the president did is okay.
“I’ve told the president directly that I think people of Ohio don’t want to hear the president on the phone talking to another president of another country about people who are his opponents.
“But I certainly haven’t seen anything that rises to the level of impeachment.”
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Source: New York Post