House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday appointed Rep. Michael Turner of Ohio as ranking member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Turner will take on the role effective Jan. 1.
Turner’s appointment will follow the resignation of Rep. Devin Nunes, who announced earlier this year that he will leave Congress to become the CEO of former President Donald Trump’s new media company. The move sets up Turner to head the panel if Republicans win a House majority in 2022.
In a statement, McCarthy said that 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…