CONTACT: Jordan Libowitz
202-408-5565[email protected]

Washington, DC—In response to the announcement of a House Ethics Committee investigation into Rep. Devin Nunes, and the announcement that Nunes would be stepping down as chair of the House intelligence committee, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Communications Director Jordan Libowitz issued the following statement:

“It is a good sign that the House Ethics Committee is being proactive in its investigation into Rep. Nunes and that Nunes is doing the proper thing and stepping down as chairman of the House intelligence committee. We requested the Office of Congressional Ethics investigate Nunes for violating House ethics rules by disclosing classified information to the public, and we agree that the potential violation is so grave that it needs to be investigated right away. We look forward to the House Ethics Committee’s investigation to quickly get to the bottom of this serious issue.”