Nancy Pelosi Calls On Speaker Paul Ryan To Remove Devin Nunes As Chair Of House Intelligence Committee

Talking Points Memo reports:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday called on House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to remove Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) as chair of the House Intelligence Committee over his decision to edit the committee’s controversial memo before sending it to the White House for review.

“The decision of Chairman Nunes and House Republicans to release a bogus memo has taken the GOP’s cover-up campaign to a new, completely unacceptable extreme,” Pelosi wrote in the letter to Ryan. “It has now come to our attention that Congressman Nunes deliberately and materially altered the contents of the memo since it was voted on by the House Republicans. This action is not only dangerous, it is illegitimate, and violates House rules.”

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee cried foul Wednesday night when they learned that Nunes made edits to the memo after the committee voted in favor of releasing it. Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) charged that the changes were “substantive,” while Nunes’ spokesperson shrugged off the edits as minor.