Devin Nunes - Sample Scripts

CALLING YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I’m very worried about the Trump campaign’s connnection to Russia, and am additionally concerned that Devin Nunes is not the right person to be leading one of the investigations on this subject. I think that Nunes should step down from his chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee, but I also think that we need an independent investigation into the administration’s ties to Russia. If members of the public like me can’t believe what the Committee puts out, it doesn’t have any value. What is Representative [NAME]’s stance on these two issues?

If your Rep supports both:

Wonderful! Please pass along my support for her/his determination to get to the truth of what’s happening in our democracy. Is there a place I can find a public statement to share? [If there is no public statement:] Please also pass along my wish that Representative [NAME] would publicly speak out for the need for an independent investigation, and demand that Nunes step down. Thank you for your time!

If your Rep supports one, but not the other:

I’m glad to hear that, but if she/he agrees that it’s important enough to support that, I would love to hear a public statement from her/him demanding an independent investigation/demanding that Nunes also step down as chairman [depending upon which has not happened]. I will be paying attention to see what he/she says. Thank you for your time!

If your Rep has no stated position:

In that case, I would love to urge Representative [NAME] to take a public stance on this matter, which truly couldn’t be more central to the safety of our democracy. This issue has become so partisan, and every week I feel more convinced that only an independent investigation will get to the bottom of this. I am very proud of the Republican Senators and Congresspeople who have criticized Nunes’ behavior and demanded a non-partisan investigation, and I would love to see my own Representative take a similar stand. Thank you for your time.

If your Rep opposes both:

I am extremely disappointed that my Representative is clearly thinking of domestic politics so much more than our stability as a nation. If she/he thinks that there are no ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, she/he should not be afraid to let an unbiased and independent committee look into the matter. I will be sharing my disappointment with my friends, neighbors and local press. Thank you very much for your time.

CALLING YOUR SENATORS

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I’m very worried about the Trump campaign’s connection to Russia, and am additionally concerned that Devin Nunes and the House Oversight Committee are hampered by a partisan agenda. I think we need an independent 9/11-style commission to investigate the administration’s ties to Russia. If members of the public like me can’t believe what an investigation concludes, it doesn’t have any value. What is the Senator’s stance on an independent investigation?

If your Senator supports:

Wonderful! Please pass along my support for her/his determination to get to the truth of what’s happening in our democracy. I would also support my Senator filibustering or opposing Neil Gorsuch specifically on the grounds that we should not be appointing a Justice to the Supreme Court while the question of Russia’s ties to the campaign is unresolved. Is there a place I can find a public statement on the need for an independent investigation that I could share? [If there is no public statement:] Please also pass along my wish that Representative [NAME] would publicly speak out for the need for an independent investigation. Thank you for your time!

If your Senator has no stated position:

In that case, I would love to urge Senator [NAME] to take a public stance on this matter, which truly couldn’t be more central to the safety of our democracy. This issue has become so partisan, and every week I feel more convinced that only an independent investigation will get to the bottom of this. I am very proud of the Republican Senators who have demanded a non-partisan investigation, and I would love to see my own Senator take a similar stand. Thank you for your time.

If your Senator opposes both:

I am extremely disappointed that my Senator is clearly thinking of domestic politics so much more than our stability as a nation. If she/he thinks that there are no ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, she/he should not be afraid to let an unbiased and independent committee look into the matter. I will be sharing my disappointment with my friends, neighbors and local press. Thank you very much for your time.

CALLING THE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEES ON INTELLIGENCE

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Minority Staff: (202) 225-7690

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I’m very worried about the Trump campaign’s connnection to Russia, and have become concerned that Devin Nunes is not the right person to be leading one of the investigations on this subject. He is clearly more concerned with partisan politics than he is with our national security, and I think that Nunes should step down from his chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee. If members of the public like me can’t believe what the Committee puts out, it doesn’t have any value.