Rep. Trey “Get’ ’em” Gowdy to head up #Benghazi select committee

Posted by: ST on May 5, 2014 at 7:38 pm
Congressman Trey Gowdy

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-SC-4
Photo by Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call

This is super awesome to hear:

South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor known for his aggressive style of questioning at congressional hearings, has been tapped to lead a select committee tasked with investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks.

House Speaker John Boehner made the announcement Monday afternoon.

“With four of our countrymen killed at the hands of terrorists, the American people want answers, accountability, and justice,” he said. “Trey Gowdy is as dogged, focused, and serious-minded as they come.”

Boehner said Gowdy’s courtroom background makes him the “ideal person” to lead the newly announced investigation.

Gowdy said in a statement he was “honored” to serve as chairman. “While people are free to draw different conclusions from the facts, there should be no debate over whether the American public is entitled to have all of the facts,” he said.

Gowdy’s name had been high on the short list ever since the speaker announced Friday he would call a House vote on forming a select committee. Boehner had long resisted calls for such a probe, but reversed course after newly released emails raised questions about the White House role in shaping the administration’s public narrative after the attack.


But Gowdy seemed to attract the most attention. Gowdy is a second-term lawmaker, a former district attorney and federal prosecutor, and a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

I.can’t.wait.  This guy is as tough as they make them and he is not cowed by cries of “racism!” or “distraction!”   He tells it straight like it is.  I can think of few politicos in Congress who possess more of a dogged determination than him.  If that’s not enough for you, Congressman Issa – who has also been a warrior on the issue of Benghazi – praised his appointment to the select committee:

Issa, though, praised the selection on Monday, saying Boehner “could not have chosen a Member more committed to getting the full truth about the before, during, and after of the Benghazi terrorist attacks than Congressman Trey Gowdy.”

Finally, at long last, the American people – and more importantly, the families of the victims – may soon have answers.

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5 Responses to “Rep. Trey “Get’ ’em” Gowdy to head up #Benghazi select committee”


  1. Brontefan says:

    I like Rep. Gowdy! Can you believe Carl Bernstein made the comment that Benghazi doesn’t quite come up to the level of the Watergate scandal? He must be senile or on drugs! No Americans were brutally murdered in Watergate.

  2. Political parties aside, it makes one wonder just what sort of society we have become when people weep, wail, and gnash their teeth over a convicted murderer’s mishandled execution yet treat the deaths of four innocent Americans at the hands of terrorist savages as something as blasé as a weather report.

  3. H Hazell says:

    Democrats and much of the media will sandbag this. Even the clearcut and obvious evidence of wrong doing will get no traction.

  4. Carlos says:

    “While people are free to draw different conclusions from the facts, there should be no debate over whether the American public is entitled to have all of the facts,” he said.

    And so sets the stage for the “select” committee to embarrass the jackasses, but never do anything worth the time and effort to expose Obama, Clinton and the entire upper echelons of the administration for the criminals they are.