Sen. Marco Rubio Tapped as Acting Chairman of U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

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(FOX NEWS) – Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has been tapped to temporarily replace Republican Sen. Richard Burr as acting chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

“I am grateful to Leader McConnell for his confidence in me to lead the Senate Intelligence Committee during Senator Burr’s absence from the Chairmanship,” Rubio said in a statement. “The Committee has long been one that conducts its work seriously, and I look forward to continuing that tradition.”

Along with House and Senate leaders and the top Democrat and Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rubio will now have access to some of the highest-level secrets in Congress.

A former Republican presidential candidate who eventually endorsed Donald Trump in 2016, he has also worked with Democrats on the panel on its investigation into Russian election interference and other matters.

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