Congressman Matt Gaetz Leads 65 Lawmakers in Push for Release of Intelligence Committee’s FISA Memo
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today led a group of 65 lawmakers in a letter to Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence urging the immediate release of the four-page FISA Memo document to the public, as well as any relevant ancillary information. In the letter, Rep. Gaetz states, “the audience of this document should not be limited to Members of Congress — the American people deserve to know the information it contains.”
Cosigners of the letter include: Congressmen Brian Babin (TX-36), Don Bacon (NE-02), Jim Banks (IN-03), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Rod Blum (IA-01), Dave Brat (VA-07), Larry Bucshon (IN-08), Ted Budd (NC-13), Michael Burgess (TX-26), Bradley Byrne (AL-01), Buddy Carter (GA-01), Steve Chabot (OH-01), Warren Davidson (OH-08), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Scott DesJarlais (TN-04), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Blake Farenthold (TX-27), Thomas Garrett (VA-05), Bob Gibbs (OH-07), Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Paul A. Gosar (AZ-04), Morgan Griffith (VA-09), Brett S. Guthrie (KY-02), Andy Harris (MD-01), Jody Hice (GA-10), Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09), Richard Hudson (NC-08), Randy Hultgren (IL-14), Darrell Issa (CA-49), Bill Johnson (OH-06), Jim Jordan (OH-04), David Joyce (OH-14), Mike Kelly (PA-03), Steve King (IA-04), Raul R. Labrador (ID-01), Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Robert E. Latta (OH-05), Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Tom McClintock (CA-04), Mark Meadows (NC-11), Luke Messer (IN-06), Alex Mooney (WV-02), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Kristi Noem (SD-01), Ralph Norman (SD-05), Steven Palazzo (MS-04), Gary Palmer (AL-06), Scott Perry (PA-04), Ted Poe (TX-02), Jim Renacci (OH-16), Phil Roe (TN-01), Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48), Francis Rooney (FL-19), Mark Sanford (SC-01), James F. Sensenbrenner (WI-05), Lloyd Smucker (PA-16), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Mimi Walters (CA-45), Randy Weber (TX-14), Bruce Westerman (AR-04), Roger Williams (TX-25), Ted Yoho (FL-03), and Lee Zeldin (NY-01).
The full text of the letter can be found below.
The Honorable Devin Nunes
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
HVC-304, The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Chairman Nunes:
Thank you for your hard work as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), and for making the recent four-page memo from HPSCI available to Members of Congress. After reading the document, we were shocked and frustrated, but it has deepened our belief in the vital importance of transparency.
This important memo will be of interest to anyone who cares about America and our democratic system of government. We are writing to request the immediate release of this document to the public, as well as any relevant ancillary information. The audience of this document should not be limited to Members of Congress — the American people deserve to know the information it contains.
Thank you for your service and for your prompt attention to this request.
Member of Congress
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