Last week, numerous news outlets reported that the House Intelligence Committee unanimously voted to release a Democrat memo written by progressive Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) in response to the FBI/Surveillance memo released by Republican Chairman Devin Nunes in late January.
Texas Reps. Mike Conaway (R-Odessa) and Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) serve on the Intelligence panel and voted to release both memos.
Over the last week, Empower Texans has heard from other members of the House who were unimpressed with the vote to release the Schiff memo:
US Army Veteran and Congressman Lee Zeldin wrote on Twitter:
Schiff memo purposefully filled up w/sources-methods he knew would need to be redacted. After lying re how majority memo would endanger natl sec & compromise good sources-methods, he suddenly became clueless on same exact assessment of his own memo. Teammates in media play along.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) February 10, 2018
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on the Fox News Channel:
The president was in no win situation the way Schiff constructed the memo.
And finally, a tweet from President Trump:
The Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency. Told them to re-do and send back in proper form!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018
As a reminder, on January 29, 2018, all Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee voted against releasing the memo written by Devin Nunes.
Yet, when a memo written by Schiff to rebut the charges raised by Nunes came before the committee days later, news reports indicate it was a unanimous vote by the committee to make the document public.
President Trump is not bullied by this progressive trick of fake bipartisanship, choosing not to harm national security by revealing sources and methods.
It’s unclear why Conaway and Hurd abdicated their responsibility to protect national security secrets in their zeal for bipartisanship with Shifty Adam Schiff.
Serving on the House Intelligence Committee means doing the right thing, not the politically correct thing. Yielding to the progressive agenda and voting to reveal sources and methods of Intelligence Communication is simply wrong.