Gowdy: Democrats Never Cared About Oversight During Obama Era

"... for eight years, they didn’t lift a finger ..."

As Congressional Democrats use former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation as a chance to demand more oversight and investigations into the doings of the White House, Rep. Trey Gowdy , R-S.C., noted Tuesday that their zeal has vastly changed now that the party holding the White House has also changed.

Gowdy, who chaired the House Select Committee on Benghazi, told Martha MacCallum of Fox News that his “colleagues have amnesia.”

“I will say this,” he said. “They are very well rested because for eight years, they didn’t lift a finger to do oversight.”

Democrats on Tuesday demanded select committees and special investigations related to Flynn’s connections to Russia and what kinds of information he may have given Russia before his Monday night resignation.



Trey Gowdy: Democrats Took ‘An Eight-Year Long Vacation From Doing Oversight On The Exec. Branch’ [VIDEO] http://trib.al/quBFHLo 


“All of that energy you saw today at their press conference, that is because they went on an eight-year long vacation from doing oversight over the executive branch,” Gowdy said.

While agreeing there were unanswered questions, Gowdy made it clear there is a right way and a wrong way to pursue an investigation.

“I am all for the committees of jurisdiction, looking into it. I am also for looking into how classified information can make its way into the public domain,” he said.

“That is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue. It’s a legal issue,” he added.

The issue of leaks was noted by commentator Andrew Mark Miller on Young Conservatives.

“The question no one seems to be concerned about is how in the world did this information about Flynn’s phone calls get leaked to the public? Was it the Obama machine? Was it someone on the Trump team? That’s far more important than this hysterical conspiracy theory the liberals are pushing about Trump and Russia,” he wrote.

Although Democrats are claiming not enough attention has been paid to connections to Russia among President Donald Trump’s advisers and Russian influence on the elections, Gowdy said that’s not the case.

“The Democrats may be new to this investigation. But the Republicans in the House, as it relates to Russia and their attempts to interfere in our elections, we’re not new to it,” he said on the Fox News show America’s Newsroom.

Gowdy said Democrats are more focused on “politics … than actually finding out what happened.”

“We know they were messing around with it. We don’t think they had any impact on the outcome, but obviously we’re not going to ignore something like that,” he said.

Asked whether there was evidence Russia impacted the election, Gowdy hedged.

“I don’t think anyone knows. I’ve seen no evidence of it,” he said.

 

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Frankmusic, love all of your cartoons.  Are you a cartoonist? They're amazing and soooooo funny, but sad, too.

I can hardly believe we Americans survived those eight horrible years and with what is going on against our President, America, and we the voters by morons, I wonder if we did.

never a word about oversight but i saw plenty of over reach

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Murphy, “I support the real 2nd Amendment, not the imaginary 2nd Amendment. And the real 2nd Amendment isn’t absolute.”

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