GOP Rep. Nunes, Head of House Intelligence Comm. Admits to ‘A Lot of Concerns’ About Trump’s Immigration Plan


According to Five Thirty Eight‘s Trump Tracker, which monitors how often House members and Senators agree with President Donald Trump, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-22) has a perfect score — meaning that so far, he has voted with the President on every issue that has come before him.

But if comments on Tuesday are any indication, Nunes — who is the head of the House Intelligence Committee — may be preparing to split with Trump on the subject of immigration.

During an appearance on The Lead, Nunes was asked by host Jake Tapper if he had concerns about Trump’s “aggressive approach when it comes to detaining and deporting many more undocumented immigrants.” His response?

“Well, I do have a lot of concerns about this,” Nunes said.

Nunes said that we wasn’t sure the Department of Homeland Security could come up with a way to only deport “those people who are here illegally who have committed crimes.”

“If they can, I’m all for it.” Nunes said.

The Congressman voiced his concerns about “mass round-ups,” and children being deported. He said those concerns were allayed somewhat by Tuesday’s announcement that Trump plans to keep DACA.

“The tight rope that the administration will have to walk will be what do they do with the people that are here? What do they do with the young people, someone who was two years old when they were brought to this country? That’s going to be difficult,” Nunes said.

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