"WASHINGTON -- Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) backtracked on Sunday from an earlier description of the select committee he is leading to investigate the 2012 attack in Benghazi as "a trial."
"No sir," Gowdy said, when "Fox News Sunday" asked if he sees himself as a prosecutor and the Obama administration as the defense. "For 16 years I spoke in trial metaphors, and perhaps I need to get out of that habit. What I simply meant is, when you ask me how long something is going to last, I need to know how cooperative the other side is going to be. So to the extent that I gave any indication to anyone that I view someone as the defense, what I meant by that is, if you can tell me how cooperative the other side is going to be, I can give you a better idea of how long something is going to last."
Trey Gowdy said exactly what he was thinking, but now he realizes that his true intentions were reveled he is backpedalling like a typical weasel politician.
Mr. Gowdy is a former prosecutor, and he certainly knows that the purpose of the select committee is to investigate and not prosecute, but sometimes it's hard to keep your true intentions in check.
The other political party is split on whether to participate in this investigation, with some saying they should put members on the committee and others saying that they should not.
I am in the latter camp. Why lend legitimacy to this charade and partisan witch- hunt which is about 11 years too late? Besides, we have had 13 hearings and over 25,000.00 documents submitted on this issue and the gun is still firing blanks. There is no smoke to be found anywhere. Democrats are calling it a "kangaroo court". I would submit to you that this is an insult to kangaroos.
Undaunted by the facts, though, the republicans will push on. This past Friday Mr. Tan Man appointed seven republicans to sit on the committee. The other political party is still holding out because all of their demands have not been met.
"Mr. Boehner sent a response to Ms. Pelosi on Friday afternoon saying that Mr. Gowdy would “endeavor” to consult with the minority when “practicable,” but the speaker would make no promises that Mr. Gowdy would not, for instance, issue unilateral subpoenas without consulting the Democrats on the committee or exclude Democratic staff members from witness interviews, according to both Democratic and Republican leadership aides.
That left Democrats unsatisfied. Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the Oversight Committee, called Mr. Boehner’s response 'a slap in the face.' Ms. Pelosi, in another letter to Mr. Boehner on Friday afternoon, called the Republicans’ counteroffer 'fundamentally unfair.”'
Of course it is Ms. Pelosi; it's called politics.