Rep. Mike Turner tapped to replace Nunes on House Intel panel

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has selected longtime Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) to serve as the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, succeeding the departing Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).

Turner, 61, was the most senior Republican member of the panel tasked with overseeing America’s intelligence agencies.

In a statement, McCarthy praised Turner for his past work on national security issues, including a two-year stint as the president of NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly ending in November 2016.

“Throughout his long tenure on the Intelligence Committee, Mike established himself as a national security leader and ardent supporter of truth,” McCarthy said. “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…

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