Trey Gowdy's Benghazi Committee has taken a lot of heat of late. Majority leader Rep. McCarthy admitted to Fox News that the committee was all about hurting Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations and this weekend a former staffer from Gowdy's blue ribbon panel has admitted that it was a partisan witch hunt set up to investigate Hillary Clinton and nothing more.
Poor Rep. Trey Gowdy was forced to respond to the allegations after Maj. Bradley Podliska, a conservative, blew the whistle on CNN this weekend.
Not only has he yelled "you lie!" to Podliska's charges, he has now attacked CNN for interviewing him in the first place.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, went after CNN on Sunday after the network aired an interview with a former staffer who said the committee’s Benghazi work is a “partisan investigation” targeting Hillary Clinton. CNN pushed back, saying Gowdy is wrong.
“Had CNN contacted the Committee regarding its interview with this staffer before it rushed to air his sensationalistic and fabulist claims, it could have fully questioned him about his unsubstantiated claims. But that is the difference between journalism as practiced by CNN, and the fact-centric investigation being conducted by this Committee," Gowdy's statement reads.
Wow, Rep. Gowdy wants to tell a major news organization who it can and cannot interview. What usually happens is that the news outlet offers up time for a response and that's exactly what they did, but Gowdy refused to go on.
A CNN spokesperson said the network contacted the committee on Saturday with a "detailed description of Podliska's accusations."
"We categorically deny Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy's statement about CNN," the spokesperson said. "We reached out to the committee for a response prior to publishing or broadcasting, which the committee provided. That response was included in our reporting. In addition, Chairman Gowdy was invited to discuss this on CNN and declined. Chairman Gowdy is wrong."
Don't you wish Republicans were as worried about the authenticity of the heavily edited Planned Parenthood videos instead of immediately calling for investigations?