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Representative Ratcliffe Issues Statement on Decision to Withdraw From Consideration for Director of National Intelligence

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on his decision to withdraw from consideration for Director of National Intelligence:

 “While I am and will remain very grateful to the President for his intention to nominate me as Director of National Intelligence, I am withdrawing from consideration. I was humbled and honored that the President put his trust in me to lead our nation’s intelligence operations and remain convinced that when confirmed, I would have done so with the objectivity, fairness and integrity that our intelligence agencies need and deserve. However, I do not wish for a national security and intelligence debate surrounding my confirmation, however untrue, to become a purely political and partisan issue. The country we all love deserves that it be treated as an American issue. Accordingly, I have asked the President to nominate someone other than me for this position.”

 

 

 

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