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Democrats claim Trey Gowdy should step down from the Benghazi Committee because he endorsed Marco Rubio

January 1, 2016

  Trey Gowdy has come under a little bit of fire in the conservative blogosphere for endorsing the Republican establishment’s Plan B candidate Marco Rubio. I was fairly hard on him myself and in this post I questioned whether or not this proves that his Benghazi hearing was nothing more than an extension of the Issa/Boehner dog and pony show. By this I mean that the Republican establishment is putting on what amounts to nothing more than a show trial in order to convince the base that they are trying to do something while in fact they are doing nothing and this is being done for political gain only.

  Now some Democrats are using Trey Gowdy’s endorsement to claim that he should step down from the Benghazi Committee, here is more:

“We knew Trey Gowdy was abusing his power as chair of the Benghazi Committee to attack Hillary Clinton. What’s now clear is that he was doing so in order to help Marco Rubio run for president,” Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), former head of House Democrats’ campaign arm, said in a statement to POLITICO. “His actions in Congress and on the campaign trail are nothing more than to further his partisan political agenda.”

“Trey Gowdy said this was an impartial investigation about the facts. … Now Gowdy is openly campaigning in the 2016 race, against the very person he is supposed to be judging impartially,” said David Brock of Correct the Record, a group created to defend Clinton. “Gowdy’s political interests are clear. He should step down from his chairmanship if he wishes to maintain what little credibility his supposedly nonpartisan investigation may have left.”

 Trey Gowdy A Republican leader endorsing a Republican candidate during a Republican primary is now grounds for that Republican to step down from a committee investigating the actions, or more accurately the non-actions, of a Secretary of State which led to the death of four Americans which could have been presented.

  How absurd is that? That was the first thought that came to my mind when I read these comments. However as I began writing this post I realized that these comments were not all that far out of line with what I have been saying about this investigation being nothing more than a dog and pony show.

  But there are a couple of differences between what I have been saying and what these Democrats are saying: First; while the Democrats do not believe what happened in Benghazi should be investigated I do believe an investigation is needed. I just do not think the Republicans are willing to fight this battle in an attempt to win it, but rather want to make it look as though they are. An independent investigator is what is needed at this point.

  And second; I think it is absolutely absurd to think that a Republican leader would not endorse a Republican candidate during a Republican primary. I only wish he did not choose an establishment candidate, I question his judgement on this. What did the Democrats expect from Trey Gowdy? Did they expect him to endorse someone on the Democratic side, and if he did not endorse Hillary Clinton would they have not made the same claim?

  Although I do not support the candidate Trey Gowdy decided to endorse this alone does not disqualify him from the Benghazi Committee and this is obviously an attempt by the Democrats to exonerate the former Secretary of State for partisan political reasons.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2016 10:29 pm

    How about they ALL step down!

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