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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Castro Statement on HPSCI Chairman Devin Nunes’ Announcement

Mar 22, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), issued the following statement: 

“Chairman Nunes’ actions today compromise the effectiveness of the House Intelligence Committee. Speaking to both the media and the White House prior to conferring with fellow HPSCI members undermines the committee’s ability to do its job and provide appropriate oversight. 

“As recently as this morning, I have spoken positively about the bipartisan nature in which Chairman Nunes and the entire House Intelligence Committee has operated. The Chairman’s actions today represent an abrupt and clear departure from that posture. 

“Scripture reminds us that a person cannot serve two masters. Chairman Nunes can either lead this committee to pursue the truth or choose to serve as an advocate for President Trump.”