House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy released a statement on Wednesday that he is seeing disturbing trends from the National Security Agency. Citing this concern, McCarthy asked House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member Devin Nunes to investigate the matter.
“For the past several months, I have seen a disturbing trend at the National Security Agency,” McCarthy stated. “Given this disturbing trend, I’ve asked HPSCI Ranking Member Devin Nunes to investigate and find answers on behalf of the American people. The NSA cannot be used as a political instrument, and House Republicans will ensure accountability and transparency.”
McCarthy’s concern revolves around the NSA not disclosing information requested by the Republican Members on the House Intelligence Committee who are trying to fulfill their oversight responsibilities.