When will Republicans grow a spine? He cites left-wing groups filing an ethics claim against him. Great, so now all it takes to disrupt an investigation and remove someone is to file a specious complaint. Sheesh. The GOP has to stand up to this nonsense.The moment these political thugs find a successful tactic or smell blood in the water, they’ll never stop. Like children, they need to learn being a bully does not work nor is it acceptable.
And, of course, Paul Ryan allows this nonsense. Amazing.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has stepped down from his role leading his committee’s probe of Russia interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and possible surveillance of Trump associates by the prior administration.
He said in a statement:
“Several leftwing activist groups have filed accusations against me with the Office of Congressional Ethics. The charges are entirely false and politically motivated, and are being leveled just as the American people are beginning to learn the truth about the improper unmasking of the identities of U.S. citizens and other abuses of power.
“Despite the baselessness of the charges, I believe it is in the best interests of the House Intelligence Committee and the Congress for me to have Representative Mike Conaway, with assistance from Representatives Trey Gowdy and Tom Rooney, temporarily take charge of the Committee’s Russia investigation while the House Ethics Committee looks into this matter.”
He’s staying a chairman of the committee.