Trey Gowdy says that it would be wrong for his Republican counterparts to politicize the deaths of four Americans murdered in the attack on the Benghazi consulate.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” the newly appointed Republican chairman of the Watergate like select committee investigating the events surrounding the attack and the administration’s response, told the hosts that he would do everything in his power to conduct a fair investigation and refrain from politicizing the tragedy.
On one hand, as committee chairman Gowdy’s comments carry some weight. On the other hand the very formation of his committee in and of itself reeks of partisan politics. Darrel Issa and his House Oversight Committee have been conducting hearings on the matter for the better part of two years. We know what happened and we know how the administration handled the aftermath…badly. The only purpose for appointing Gowdy’s committee is to politicize the event and drag out the scandal through the elections.
hile Gowdy was telling the “Morning Joe” crowd that Republicans would not politicize the death of four Americans, the National Republican Congressional Committee was sending out an email proclaiming “Benghazi Was a Cover-up” and proclaiming itself to be a “Benghazi Watchdog.” Viewers were encouraged to become "Benghazi Watchdogs" by donating $25-$500 to help Republicans expose the cover-up.
Nothing political going on here!