Democrats have finally found something about the Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead: the House Select Committee headed by Trey Gowdy investigating the attack and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s recent controversial comments about the panel.
Reports say controversial Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat running for Senate in the Sunshine State who has come under fire for abuse of taxpayer resources in an effort to boost his campaign, has filed a formal complaint with the House Ethics Committee against Gowdy and McCarthy, saying Gowdy and McCarthy are unethical and violated federal law.
According to Roll Call:
“Florida Democrat Alan Grayson filed an ethics complaint Wednesday against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., alleging they violated federal law and House rules by using official funds appropriated to the Benghazi Committee to pay political or campaign-related expenses.
“This represents the new McCarthyism — the misuse of [official] funds for political purposes to vilify a political opponent,” Grayson told CQ Roll Call. He said the House Select Committee on Benghazi, chaired by Gowdy, is an “effort to embarrass” Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The three-page letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics, obtained by CQ Roll Call, alleges McCarthy revealed the political motivations for the Benghazi Committee in his now infamous Sept. 29 interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity…
The complaint alleges Gowdy has dragged out the work of the committee for 17 months, without holding a single hearing since January, in the meantime issuing subpoenas to State Department employees and others close to the former secretary “in an apparent effort to generate anti-Clinton information and disinformation.”
The article notes Grayson may want to be careful about throwing stones-he has had his own problems in the exact area he’s attacking Gowdy.
>>>Gowdy had strong words this morning for Rep. Kevin McCarthy, blasting his controversial comments regarding the House Select Committee on Benghazi, saying the California Congressman screwed up and was “wrong.”