Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) has just released a statement after being appointed the acting Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. This comes just after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) made the announcement that the Florida Senator would be serving in the role that former Chairman Richard Burr (R) held before having to resign.
Commenting on the appointment, Senator Rubio thanked “Leader McConnell for his confidence in me to lead the Senate Intelligence Committee during Senator Burr’s absence from the Chairmanship.”
My Statement on Being Appointed Acting Chairman of Senate Intelligence Committee https://t.co/IOPksDvQBh
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 18, 2020
Moreover, he noted that “the Committee has long been one that conducts its work seriously, and I look forward to continuing that tradition.”
The Florida Senator made the announcement in a press release as he continues to join other Florida lawmakers in making sure that Florida's economy is reopened in a safe and efficient way for Floridians.
Burr resigned after the FBI confiscated his phones in connection to their investigation into whether the Senator committed a crime in connection to selling off stock when he found out about the COVID-19 virus outbreak.