Senator Cornyn

Cornyn: Schumer Blocks Bipartisan Intel Oversight Briefing

September 22, 2020

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), issued the following statement after Democrat Leader U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) objected to Senate committees convening, including a bipartisan SSCI oversight briefing:

“It’s disappointing to see Senator Schumer prevent our committee from conducting vital oversight of our intelligence community. After the FBI’s gross mishandling of the investigation into the 2016 election, counterintelligence reform is bipartisan, timely, and relevant.

“He could have still engaged in this toothless stunt while allowing Senator Rubio to convene our Intel hearing.  But the fact that his political games have now marred even our traditionally bipartisan committee is disheartening and frustrating.”