Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) sat down for an interview with “Face The Nation,” on Sunday. And he was very blatant regarding his disgust over Congress and it’s lack of credibility when it comes to investigation important matters like Russia. He even said he was glad to have Robert Mueller looking into matters:
“I’m glad we have Bob Mueller,” Gowdy told Brennan, “I’m glad we have an independent ball-and-strike caller.”
A former federal prosecutor himself, Gowdy has taken part in several House investigations. He is perhaps best known for his role in the controversial Select Committee on Benghazi, which yielded key revelations over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
Gowdy has long denied allegations that the Benghazi committee’s work, which Democrats attacked as a “witch hunt,” had any partisan purpose other than fact-finding. Gowdy took a similar tack in his interview with Brennan.
“Serious investigations don’t make up their mind first, and then go in search of the evidence to validate your previously held conviction,” Gowdy said.
Asked if he included the House intelligence committee in his criticism, Gowdy replied “absolutely,” adding that “congressional investigations leak like the Gossip Girls.”
He has a point. When it comes to serious matters, Congress does not have the ability to conduct investigations. The role of Congress is to provide oversight for our federal institutions like the DOJ and the FBI. Democrats have tried to position themselves as crusading heroes who are getting to the bottom of supposed collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. But they don’t have the ability to do anything of the sort. It’s all just public grandstanding.