Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Trey Gowdy Accidentally Proves Why Benghazi Investigations Have Been A Joke All Along

On Sunday, in an interview with CBS News, Benghazi  Czar, Trey Gowdy (R-SC) tried to defend himself from allegations that the Republicans were playing politics with all the Benghazi investigations they've been conducting for the past three years. But there was one portion in said interview that caught my attention:

In the interview, Gowdy said his team has requested and just recently received the emails of Christopher Stevens, the ambassador who was killed during the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic facility. He said none of the other seven committees "bothered to access" the messages he had sent and received. [emphasis, mine]
So let's say that you're, well, every single Republican in congress, who happens to be both distraught and FURIOUS at the death of Ambassador Stevens. So much so, that you decide to decide to set up not one, not two, not three, but SEVEN investigative committees to supposedly investigate the death of said Ambassador. Yet for some, inexplicable reason, not one single Republican member of any of those committees had requested e-mails from the very same person who this entire series of investigations was all about? Really?

Gowdy thought this was a great example of him proving to the media that his committee is more "serious" than prior ones. But if anything, this inadvertently further bolsters the case that every single one of these Benghazi committees has been an absolute joke since the beginning.