The new Democratic Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee plans to abolish a counter-terrorism subcommittee in the coming weeks; using the resources to create a new panel to probe President Trump’s “foreign policy scandals.”
“Eliot Engel, the Democratic congressman from New York who has just taken over the chairmanship of the House Foreign Affairs Committee […] told me that his first act as chairman will be to create a new subcommittee devoted to investigating President Trump,” writes the New Yorker.
Congressman Eliot Engel, new chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, tells The New Yorker he will eliminate a subcommittee focused on counter-terrorism oversight in favor of creating one to investigate President Trump" https://t.co/9NuDbwRd0w pic.twitter.com/ewH1fLIvln
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) January 11, 2019
“After the 9/11 attacks, Engel’s predecessors on Foreign Affairs set up a new terrorism subcommittee […] It is telling that this is the subcommittee that Engel will now eliminate in favor of his new investigative panel,” adds the author.