Devin Nunes Defiant on CNN, Will Not Leave Intel Committee: ‘Why Would I?’

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, had an interesting gaggle with reporters as they walked around the depths of the Capitol on Tuesday morning. Most notably, when asked if he would be resigning from the House Intelligence Committee, he threw a question back at reporters: “Why would I?”

Nunes was combative throughout the walk and talk, which lasted about six minutes until the feed from Washington went out.

When the chairman was first asked about leaving the committee, he started sniping at reporters. “Well, look, I’d like to answer your question, but I’d like to know, first, what the purpose of that would be,” he said. “Because someone asks? I mean, that’s not…that’s not how this [inaudible].” Then, when asked more directly if, in light of the conflict of interest allegations, he was going to stay on, Nunes replied “Why would I not?”

When the topic turned to why Nunes canceled the day’s hearings, the chairman replied that they were waiting on FBI Director James Comey to cooperate further so it would be easier to move forward.

Check out the whole exchange above, via CNN.

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