House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) is planning to construct a physical wall to separate GOP staffers from Democrats.
This sounds healthy. CBS News reports:
It’s expected to happen this spring.
For now, some Republican committee members deny knowing anything about it, while strongly suggesting the division is the
“I’m not part of that decision,” said Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas. “You’ve got to talk to Devin. I don’t know what they’re trying to do one way or the other.”
“I swear to God I didn’t know that,” said Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Florida, when asked about the plan. While acknowledging a wall might not be constructive for the committee’s work, he said, “The level of trust and the level of everything down there is – it’s poison. It’s absolute poison down there.”
The Office of Congressional Ethics is also reportedly investigating the entire Republican staff.