Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH-10) was appointed Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, making him the top GOP official on the committee.
Turner, who was first elected to Congress in 2002, has served on the committee since 2015 and is a subcommittee chairman on the House Armed Services Committee, making him one of the few members of the House of Representatives to hold both positions.
“Congressman Turner’s commitment to this country is unwavering. 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,” said Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23).
Turner’s appointment will become official on January 1, 2022, when current Ranking Member Devin Nunes resigns from his position.
Nunes, who served as the chair of the committee from 2015 to 2019, is leaving Congress to become chief executive officer of the Trump Media & Technology Group.
“For many years, Mike has been an extremely valuable fighter for House Intelligence Committee Republicans. 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. I congratulate him on his well-deserved appointment as Ranking Member,” added Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA-22).
Turner would likely become chair of the committee, if Republicans take control of Congress during the next election.
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