Cornyn expects to leave Armed Services Committee

Cornyn said that his potential departure from Armed Services, which he noted was not yet set in stone, would not stop him from working on defense and military issues as a member of the GOP leadership.

“I’m going to continue to stay engaged in those issues, particularly given my role in the leadership as a whip,” he said. “I intend to use that as a platform to stay very much involved in national security issues.”

— Ben Geman contributed to this report.