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WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) announced today that Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) is temporarily stepping aside from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The committee vacancy will be filled by Congressman Jim Jordan (OH-04).

Leader McCarthy released the following statement:

“Rick is an exemplary member of the House Intelligence Committee and fulfills his oversight responsibilities with a sense of seriousness, thoughtfulness, and dedication to our country. In Speaker Pelosi’s House, those responsibilities have fallen victim to partisan witch hunts. The typically venerable Intelligence Committee has now become the partisan Impeachment Committee. Along with millions of Americans across the country who are frustrated with this impeachment-obsessed majority, Rick has offered to step aside for this charade. When it is finished, Rick will rejoin the committee and resume his work to keep our country safe.

“Jim Jordan has been on the front lines in the fight for fairness and truth. His addition will ensure more accountability and transparency in this sham process.”