McCarthy names Rep. Mike Turner as top House intelligence committee Republican

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WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday appointed Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, as ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

The committee needed a replacement for the position after Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., an ally of former President Donald Trump, announced earlier this year that he will be leaving Congress to become the CEO of Trump Media and Technology Group.

“Congressman Turner’s commitment to this country is unwavering,” McCarthy said in a statement. “Throughout his long tenure on the Intelligence Committee, Mike established himself as a national security leader and ardent supporter of truth.”

Turner’s appointment is effective Jan. 1, upon Nunes’ resignation, he added.

The committee, chaired by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., oversees the nation’s intelligence agencies. It led the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016…

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