Rep. Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News Sunday this week and handed Democrats a solid thumping on their newfound piety over fundraising subject matter. Host Chris Wallace asks Congressman Gowdy how the Select Committee can be seen as fact-finding and not political when the NRCC sent out a fundraising email citing the committee and Benghazi. Gowdy had the perfect answer.
Selective amnesia is right, and the Democrats have had it for as long as they’ve been Democrats. And of course, as always, their accomplices in the MSM are fine with that, and frankly suffer from it themselves. Personally, I have no probelm fundraising on Benghazi. The administration screwed up, dropped the ball, lied about it, and conspired to cover it up. If that’s not a good reason to give money to their opponents I don’t know what is.
Here is the transcript of the full question and answer.
WALLACE: Isn’t this exactly the problem, the danger, the risk that you overstep your bounds, the GOP not you personally, you overreach, you make this political and as Congressman Becerra mentioned, you end up like going on a political hunt instead of dealing with issues that people deal with in their daily lives like Obamacare and jobs?
GOWDY: Yes, which is exactly why I said I will never, and have never, sent out any fundraising literature trying to raise money in the grief and the tragedy of four dead Americans and I have asked my colleagues to follow suit. But my friend and colleague Tommy Cotton from Arkansas did a magnificent job on the Houe floor of pointing out the duplicity and the hypocrisy of Democrats all of a sudden concluding that certain things are above politics. They raised money on Sandy Hook, they raised money on Katrina, they raised money on Iraq and Afghanistan. So for me, I will not raise money on Benghazi just like I never raised money using crime victims when I was a prosecutor, and I’ve asked my colleagues to follow suit, but it would be helpful if our colleagues on the other side of the aisle did not have selective amnesia when it comes to what’s appropriate to raise money off of, and what is not.