Chuck Schumer Calls on Paul Ryan to Replace Intel Chair

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Mar 27, 2017 8:00 PM
Chuck Schumer Calls on Paul Ryan to Replace Intel Chair

Senator Chuck Schumer of New York called on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to relieve House Intelligence Chariman Devin Nunes of his duties to on Monday, citing his inability to run an impartial investigation.

"Speaker Ryan should replace Chairman Nunes," Schumer said on the Senate floor. "If Speaker Ryan wants the House to have a credible investigation, he needs to replace Chairman Nunes."

On Monday, it was reported that Nunes addressed the White House on national security issues before informing his committee colleagues of the information, something Schumer says is partisan politics.

"Chairman Nunes is falling down on the job and seems to be more interested in protecting the president than in seeking the truth. You cannot have the person in charge of an impartial investigation be partial to one side. It's an inherent contradiction," Schumer said. 

Congressman Trey Gowdy fired back on Monday night, vouching for Nunes.

"I just love it when Senator Schumer gives Republicans advice on what we ought to do," Gowdy said. "Devin is doing exactly what the chairman is [supposed] to do."