Republican congressman Devin Nunes has been replaced from the leading role on the Trump-Russia investigation scandal but in his place steps someone with questionable partisanship-Mike Conaway.
Conaway is the man leading the House investigation into Russian interference in the campaign, including whether Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow.
Conaway was tasked Thursday with overseeing the probe after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) stepped aside amid an Ethics Committee investigation into whether he divulged classified information and accusations by Democrats that he ran interference for the Trump White House. Nunes has denied both charges.
“Trump spouted off before he knew what he was talking about,” Conaway told another local paper, the Odessa American, at the time, emphasizing that the alliance is crucial to beating back Russian aggression in the region. “I would disagree with Mr. Trump. It’s not about terrorism. It’s about Putin,” he said.
Conaway, an accountant, is an unlikely candidate to be a bipartisan healer. He was elected to Congress in 2004 to a heavily Republican district in midwest Texas and has since racked up one of the most conservative records in the Capitol.