Congressman Denny Heck statement on Chairman Devin Nunes stepping aside from the Russian active measures investigation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the announcement that Chairman Nunes will step aside from leading the Russian active measures investigation underway in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee Member Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement:
“I respect Chairman Nunes’ decision. It is the right decision for this committee, and will allow us to get back on track. We will continue to follow the facts, hold those accountable for their involvement, and work to find the best ways to prevent any future foreign interference in our democracy.”
On March 28, 2017, Congressmen Heck recommended Chairman Devin Nunes (CA-22) recuse himself from further involvement in the Russian active measures investigation. On December 15, 2016, Congressman Heck called on Congress to establish an independent commission to further investigate Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. On January 6, 2017, Congressman Heck signed on to support H.R. 356, the Protecting Our Democracy Act which would establish a 12-member, bipartisan, independent commission to investigate Russia’s attempts to interfere in and influence the 2016 elections, and to find a solution to prevent this from happening in the future. On January 10, 2017, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi selected Congressman Heck to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.