Conservative hero Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), is the Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The White House and State Department have been dragging their feet and stalling instead of turning over documents for more than a year.
It has taken so long, that by the time Gowdy’s final report comes out, it will be just before the Republican and Democrat conventions. Democrats are furious at the political implications of this, but Gowdy made it clear that he doesn’t care!
Gowdy set the record straight:
‘The calendar is the calendar,’ Gowdy recently told reporters, according to the New York Times.
The investigation has mainly swirled around likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and veered, at times, over to her email scandal, giving it the whiff of a political hit job.
When Gowdy was asked if wrapping up the investigation close to the conventions might make the committee’s reputation as a political hit machine worse he answered, ‘I don’t look at it that way,’ according to the Times.
‘I look at it as whether or not you are going to conclude an investigation before you have talked to all the witnesses and accessed all the documents,’ Gowdy said.
He suggested that it would be equally bad to wrap up the investigation early fearing blowback from the report dropping too close to the conventions or the election.
‘The flip side of that is to say, “Yeah, we were owed documents and yeah, we had witnesses who came in at the last minute, but because we were afraid of media criticism because of many conventions coming up we went ahead and shortened our investigation,’ Gowdy said.
Gowdy pointed to the Obama Administration for the sluggish pace of the committee as of late, saying it was obstructing the investigation.
The South Carolina Republican said Wednesday that he’d like to get the report out ‘before summer.’
Democrats don’t want the report out before the election, as Benghazi is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s biggest failure. Due to her incompetence, four Americans needlessly died at an American embassy. Gowdy is making it clear that he doesn’t care what the media or the White House want. Instead, he will continue and complete the investigation, on his own calendar. Gowdy is a tough former prosecutor, and stalling tactics will not work!
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