Democrats changed the game plan on their memo about the FBI's surveillance practices by not having it vetted before it was sent to President Donald Trump, Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, said Wednesday.
"It was an entirely different set of circumstances they were presenting, and didn't have much to do with the facts," Wenstrup told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
"But I would like to say, we voted for it."
Democrats were told last week Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee would likely vote to release their document, Wenstrup said, after it had been vetted by the FBI or the Department of Justice.
"They had a week to do that, and they didn't do it," he said. "We stuck to our word to release it with them making the promise that it would be vetted by the FBI, as we did with our memo before we voted on it. So, they changed the game plan, if you will."
Republicans, once their document was vetted, had to make some redactions, but they were "very minor, mostly grammatical" and didn't change much of the content of the document.
"Yet, they accused us of changing it," Wenstrup said. "We did it based on their recommendations, by their meaning the Democrats. They should follow what precedent they set with us and go through the process the way we went through the process."
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