Watch Trey Gowdy Defend his New Bold Benghazi Decision in this Powerful Speech

House Select Committee on Benghazi chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., pauses as he speaks to media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, following a House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing on the implementation of the Accountability Review Board recommendations. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

House Select Committee on Benghazi chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., pauses as he speaks to media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, following a House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing on the implementation of the Accountability Review Board recommendations. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trey Gowdy has had an uphill battle when it comes to finding out the truth from the most “transparent administration in history”. So last week, he decided to take action. Gowdy unveiled a spending bill that would withhold some funding for the State Department until officials cooperate with their investigation into the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Naturally, democrats were not happy.

On Monday, Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the Benghazi panel’s top Democrat, chided Chairman Gowdy for mentioning the probe at what he considered a political event.

“Republicans continue to use the deaths of four brave Americans in Benghazi as a political rallying cry — and fundraising tool — which is offensive, reprehensible, and contrary to the promises we made to the loved ones of those who were killed during the 2012 attacks,” Cummings said in a statement.

“Chairman Gowdy should halt these activities immediately.”

On Tuesday, Jamal Ware, a spokesman for the select committee, refuted Cummings’s claims.

“A majority of Americans in a recent poll approve of how Chairman Gowdy and the Republicans are handling our fact-based investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attacks,” he said in a statement, referring to a CNN poll conducted last week.

In a speech over the weekend (shown below), Gowdy explained to the National Federation of Pachyderm Clubs in Chattanooga, Tenn., that lawmakers “tried public shame, it didn’t work. We’ve tried threats and subpoenas and letters, that hasn’t worked. What has worked was when we partnered with our friends on appropriations and let the State Department and other agencies know, your money will be cut if you do not provide us with documents,”

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If you have time, please watch the entire speech. I have always loved Trey Gowdy and I always knew that he was a fighter, but after watching this video, I saw a man who I would not only trust to fight for the truth, but I would also trust to lead my country.

 

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