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Republicans May Add Jim Jordan to House Intelligence Committee Amid Impeachment Probe

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) may be shifted onto the House Intelligence Committee, he confirmed on Nov. 5.

“Well see. Thats a call for Leader [Kevin] McCarthy,” Jordan said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

“If Kevin and Ranking Member [Devin] Nunes want that to happen—I just want to help our team. I want to help the country see the truth here, that President Trump didnt do anything wrong and what the Democrats are doing is partisan, its unfair, and, frankly, its ridiculous.”

Jordans comments came after a senior Republican aide, who was not named, told CBS that top Republicans in the House are considering temporarily adding Jordan to the House Intelligence Committee, also known as the HPSCI.

Jordan has been one of the GOP leaders during the inquiry. Hes currently on the House Oversight Committee and has participated with his top investigator, Steve Castor, in the witness questioning when his committee has been involved.

“Democrats have turned the Intelligence Committee into an impeachment committee,” the senior Republican aide, who was granted anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, told the outlet. “We are interested in putting together the best team.”

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House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) speaks to reporters in Washington on Oct. 28, 2019. (Erin Scott/Reuters)
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) in Washington on Oct. 28, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

Neither McCarthy (R-Calif.), the House minority leader, nor Nunes (R-Calif.) have yet spoken about the possibility, which would have to include Republicans removing someone from the committee to make room for Jordan.

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