Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Plan To Nominate Rep. Ratcliffe To Be Director Of National Intelligence

July 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s plan to nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) to be the Director of National Intelligence.

“It’s clear that Rep. Ratcliffe was selected because he exhibited blind loyalty to President Trump with his demagogic questioning of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller. If Senate Republicans elevate such a partisan player to a position that requires intelligence expertise and non-partisanship, it would be a big mistake.”