Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) spoke on the Senate floor Monday and shared his criticism on House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, demanding House Speaker Paul Ryan to replace him.
“Without further ado, Speaker Ryan should replace Chairman Nunes,” the Senate minority leader said. “If Speaker Ryan wants the House to have a credible investigation he needs to replace Chairman Nunes.”
“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 added
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Schumer’s comments come after it was confirmed that Nunes spent some time at the White House grounds just a day before he announced he had seen intelligence that showed members of President Trump’s transition team had been caught up in surveillance operations.
Nunes did attempt to defend his argument that he was on White House grounds for meetings “to confirm what I already knew.”
“I hope … he either comes to his senses or maybe Speaker Ryan replaces him,” Schumer said of the GOP chairman on CNN’s “Situation Room.”