House Intel Dem: Nunes should be off panel 'yesterday'
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A Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Thursday that committee chairman Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe Lawmakers spend more on personal security in wake of insurrection Tucker Carlson claims NSA leaked private emails to journalists MORE (R-Calif.) should be off the panel "yesterday."

"Yesterday, yes," Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellCalifornia Democrats warn of low turnout in recall election DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's riot lawsuit Tech executives increased political donations amid lobbying push MORE (D-Calif.) responded when asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer if Nunes should be forced off the panel.

Swalwell joined House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Justice Department says Trump's tax returns should be released | Democrats fall short of votes for extending eviction ban House adjourns for recess without passing bill to extend federal eviction ban Photos of the Week: Olympic sabre semi-finals, COVID-19 vigil and a loris MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerSenate infrastructure talks spill over into rare Sunday session Senate holds sleepy Saturday session as negotiators finalize infrastructure deal An August ultimatum: No recess until redistricting reform is done MORE (D-N.Y.) in calling for Nunes to be removed from the Intelligence post over his push to release a memo alleging surveillance abuses at the Department of Justice.

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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Juan Williams: Biden's child tax credit is a game-changer Trump clash ahead: Ron DeSantis positions himself as GOP's future in a direct-mail piece MORE (R-Wis.) on Thursday pushed back against calls for him to remove Nunes from the panel, saying that the memo is not "an indictment on our institutions" and "does not impugn" the top investigator on the Russia probe. 

Swalwell has claimed that Nunes has been disruptive of the investigation into Russia's election meddling, as GOP congressmen have hailed the memo as evidence that the FBI acted on political bias against Trump in that investigation. 

"The Democrats don’t trust the Republicans anymore that they will do the right thing, and the leader is Nunes. Only Speaker Ryan can remove him, and, again, as we sit here today, Speaker Ryan is endorsing everything that Nunes and the White House are doing," Swalwell said.