House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Friday sent a letter to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) requesting that the House Intelligence Committee chairman testify as part of the impeachment inquiry.
In his letter to Schiff, Nunes wrote:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) put Schiff in charge of leading the impeachment inquiry for the House Democrats, after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) failed to make progress towards impeachment.
Nunes’s letter also noted that the House Intelligence Committee should not be taking the lead on the impeachment inquiry based on precedent and lack of jurisdiction over the complaint.
“However, by now the American people know your desire to see the duly-elected president removed from office outweighs your sense of responsibility to running a functioning intelligence oversight committee,” Nunes wrote.