Congressman Denny Heck calls on Chairman Devin Nunes to remove himself from the Russian active measures investigation in the House Intelligence Committee
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the actions of Chairman Nunes that undermined the ongoing Russian active measures investigation underway in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee Member Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement:
“Due to the serious nature of the events of the past week, I join Ranking Member Schiff in stating Chairman Nunes should recuse himself from the House Intelligence Committee investigation. This whole debacle just goes to show that this investigation belongs in the hands of an independent commission. In order to get to the bottom of what happened, and to prevent it from happening again, Congress must remove this investigation from this partisan, political atmosphere. The American people deserve our serious attention to this urgent and immediate attack on our democracy.”
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.