This move by Republicans follows Mr. Kushner’s admission that he failed to disclose more than a hundred meetings with foreign parties on his security clearance form. The measure would have denied a security clearance for any White House official “under a criminal investigation by a Federal law enforcement agency for aiding a foreign government.”
House Republicans called the measure a publicity stunt. “This is already the law,” Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) said according to the Huffington Post. “The use of funding prohibitions to deny or remove security clearances is simply a political stunt and utterly unnecessary because security clearances can already be revoked because of criminal conduct.” Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut has called for both the immediate revocation and firing of Mr. Kushner.