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Who Will Replace Rogers at House Intel Committee?
Defense One ^ | 3/30/2014 | Sara Sorcher

Posted on 04/02/2014 6:02:48 AM PDT by mac_truck

One of the loudest backers of the government’s spy operations is taking his voice from Congress to the radio waves. And already ambitious colleagues are vying to replace him.

Mike Rogers’s surprise announcement early Friday morning that he was not seeking reelection in November—and instead starting a new career as a talk-radio host—left congressional aides scrambling to figure out who might succeed him at the helm of the House Intelligence Committee. The unexpected vacancy already has attracted the attention of at least two other Republicans who may soon jockey for the top slot.

All eyes Friday were on Rep. Mac Thornberry, who is the second-most-senior Republican on both the Intelligence panel and the House Armed Services Committee.

But the Texas Republican has, so far, denied being interest in the job. “While chairing the House Intelligence Committee is an important job, my focus for the future is strictly on the House Armed Services Committee, where I hope to follow Buck McKeon as chairman,” Thornberry said in a statement Friday.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: congress; king; macthornberry; michigan; mikerogers; rogers; texas; thornberry

1 posted on 04/02/2014 6:02:48 AM PDT by mac_truck
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To: mac_truck

Good news. Very excited the Boehner-lackey Dave Camp is out at Appropriations too. Get all these entrenched noblemen OUT.

2 posted on 04/02/2014 6:10:23 AM PDT by montag813
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To: mac_truck
Today, appearing before Rogers and Intel Committee @ 10:00:

The Benghazi Talking Points and Michael J. Morell’s Role in Shaping the Administration’s Narrative

3 posted on 04/02/2014 6:11:29 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: mac_truck

Please, please, NOT Pete King..

4 posted on 04/02/2014 6:26:53 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: montag813

Get all these entrenched noblemen OUT.

Its really hard to get excited anymore. Their replacements will be quickly hamstrung by the usual controlling elements of the GOP-e.

All we are treated to is political beauty pagents. I’m waiting to see some real toughness and action before I get excited.

Let the subpoenes fly. Let’s see the witnesses sweat. Let the games begin.

5 posted on 04/02/2014 6:33:08 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: ken5050

That was my thought as well.

6 posted on 04/02/2014 6:44:46 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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