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Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) has appointed Congressman Michael Turner (OH-10) to be Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, effective January 1, 2022, upon the resignation of Congressman Devin Nunes. Leader McCarthy released the following statement on this appointment:

“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.”

Additionally, the following distinguished former members of Congress released statements:

“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.” – Devin Nunes

“During the time we served together in Congress as members of HPSCI and again from an oversight role when I served as Director of National Intelligence, Mike Turner has always impressed me with a smart, deliberate and thoughtful approach to complex national security issues. As myriad foreign policy failures by the Biden administration now has our adversaries and the threats facing our country sharply on the rise, there is an even greater need for strong, principled leadership which demands both excellence and accountability from the Intelligence Community to meet these unprecedented challenges. I have every confidence that Mike Turner will do exactly that as Ranking Member.” 
– John Ratcliffe

“With many years of experience and a deep understanding of key national security and international issues, Mike is well-equipped to provide the leadership that the Intelligence Committee needs in these challenging times.” –
 Mac Thornberry