GOP House Intel member says whistleblower complaint should be made public

Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikHouse GOP campaign arm rakes in 0M in 2021 JD Vance raises more than million in second fundraising quarter for Ohio Senate bid US looks to ward off Ukraine conflict in talks with Russia MORE (R-N.Y.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said the confidential whistleblower complaint concerning Trump's interactions with the leader of Ukraine should be made public immediately. 

Stefanik, who said she does not support impeachment, tweeted her call for the complaint to be released on behalf of "transparency" after reviewing it Wednesday along with House and Senate Intelligence committee members. 

"I do not support impeachment of President Trump. I have just read the whistleblower complaint made available to House Intelligence Committee Members. I believe strongly in transparency and it should be immediately declassified and made public for the American people to read," Stefanik tweeted.

A source familiar with the complaint confirmed to The Hill on Wednesday that it has to do with Trump's communications with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. 

The White House released a partial transcript of Trump's call with Zelensky that showed he asked the foreign leader to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCarville advises Democrats to 'quit being a whiny party' Wendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Sullivan: 'It's too soon to tell' if Texas synagogue hostage situation part of broader extremist threat MORE, a 2020 front-runner.


The complaint was turned over to Congress on Wednesday afternoon, and some lawmakers were reviewing it. 

It was turned over a day after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP senator knocks Biden for 'spreading things that are untrue' in voting rights speech Sen. Ron Johnson: Straight from the horse's mouth Clyburn says he's worried about losing House, 'losing this democracy' MORE (D-Calif.) announced the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump. 

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerRomney: I never got a call from White House to discuss voting rights Kyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage Joe Biden's disastrous 48 hours MORE (D-N.Y.) said he was "even more worried" after reading the report. Schumer also called for the complaint to be declassified and released to the public.