Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, warned Thursday during a floor debate regarding rules for an impeachment inquiry into President Trump that having that committee lead the impeachment hearings will prevent it from doing oversight of the intelligence community.
Nunes said Democrats have "no evidence" to support impeachment and were trying to "manufacture a crime" because "they don’t like the way he talks to foreign leaders."
"After today the House Intelligence Committee ceases to exist. Oversight is not being done and we now have a full-fledged impeachment committee in the basement of the Capitol," he said. "What we're seeing among Democrats on the Intelligence Committee down in the SCIF right now is like a cult. These are a group of people loyally following their leader as he bounces from one outlandish conspiracy theory to another. And the media are the cult followers."