Conservative fire-breather Congressman Trey Gowdy appears to have had enough of the rampant character assassination that has become the one comprehensible message to emerge from the Hillary Clinton campaign. Now, he’s speaking out and putting Hillary back on the ropes.
The chairman of the Benghazi Investigative Committee has been the victim of rampant accusations for weeks now as Hillary Clinton and her dedicated defenders have charged that the investigative committee is a political vendetta. The committee is attempting to unearth who is responsible for the deaths of four Americans in a terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Clinton’s state department refused security requests from Amb. Chris Stevens even as violence against the American and British ambassador posts escalated. On the night of the terrorist attack, no rescue operations were mounted to save the trapped Americans from the hours-long siege, but just hours after the attack, the Obama Administration, including then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pushed a ridiculous narrative asserting that a YouTube video was responsible for inciting the terrorist attack and not the administration’s failed foreign policy agenda.
When questioned about the terrorist attack, Clinton infamously questioned, “What difference, at this point, does it make?!”
Ove the past few weeks, the Clinton campaign has ramped-up their efforts to paint the investigative committee as a Republican-led witch-hunt designed to burden her presidential bid.
After 18 months of repeated stonewalling attempts by Obama Administration officials, including Hillary Clinton, the committee still lingers-on, committed to its promise of discovering the truth behind the scandal.
Gowdy weighed-in on Hillary’s accusations in an interview with POLITICO:
“I would say in some ways these have been among the worst weeks of my life,” Gowdy said. “Attacks on your character, attacks on your motives, are 1,000-times worse than anything you can do to anybody physically — at least it is for me.”
Gowdy noted that Clinton, with her accusations, has been paving the way for her testimony before the committee on Thursday.
“It’s not lost on me that the uptick in criticism is [happening] the two weeks before she’s coming,” he says. “I don’t think that that is a coincidence; it’s an attempt to marginalize and impugn the credibility of the panel that’s going to be asking her questions.”
POLITICO reports on the absurdity of the criticism lobbed at his committee:
Gowdy reiterated that he’s not targeting Clinton, noting that he’s got no qualms if his investigation finds that she did nothing wrong in Libya — though he feels Democrats are so eager to protect Clinton that they’re ruling that possibility out.
“When I hear that ‘it’s about her,’ it is so hard for me,” he said, before addressing Clinton directly: “You are not worth 18 months of my life, with all due respect. Four dead people are, but you’re not.”
Gowdy seems taken aback by some of the recent criticism, including recent broadsides blasting the committee for confirming that top Clinton aide Huma Abedin was coming to testify, as Democrats said she wasn’t relevant to his probe.
“I mean, honestly, have you ever heard a more absurd critique than leaking the fact that one of the more recognizable people in the world was coming to Capitol Hill?” he asks, adding that Abedin’s testimony was relevant because she kept Clinton’s schedule.
Asked about the relatively slow pace of his committee’s work, he points the finger at State, which only a few weeks ago gave him all of Clinton’s Libya emails — messages he had asked for at the start of his probe, well over a year ago.
But Gowdy says the specifics of his rebuttals don’t matter; he feels he “just can’t win.
“I think that’s just [the Democrats’] MO: If you can’t attack the facts, you can attack the investigators … just attack, attack, attack and something will take hold,” he said. “[A]t some point, maybe something will stick, or maybe you get them off track or you get them to do or say something stupid, then you can seize on that.”
Gowdy is in a tough spot. The dedicated former prosecutor now must “play politics” on such an important matter and his quest to find the truth about the slaughter of fellow Americans has become the target of nasty accusations.
Thankfully, the committee is headed by a principled leader and though such accusations have taken a damaging toll, Gowdy does not appear to be willing to succumb to the bullying efforts of the left.