Since then, Democrats have warmed to his replacement, Rep. Mike Conway (R-TX). Quotables from House Dems to Texas Tribune's Abby Livingston:
- Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the top Dem on the committee: "I appreciate his devotion to the task and the constructive way he is helping to lead the investigation..."
- Rep. Terry Sewell (D-AL): "He has always shown himself to be fair-minded."
- Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA): "All signs are good, but the rubber hasn't met the road yet."