Popular South Carolina Rep. Trey 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.”
In an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Gowdy gave his thoughts on the McCarthy/Benghazi issue:
“Kevin has apologized as profusely as a human being can apologize. I went back and watched the interview, and what I tell folks back home, no matter how many times you put an earpiece in your ear and stare at a camera, you still screw up. And Kevin screwed up,” Gowdy said.
“I don’t know if it was Hannity pressing him, I don’t know if he got thrown off by asking to give Speaker Boehner a grade. I can’t unlock the mysteries of that. I can just tell you that if you look at what the members of our committee have done, we were pretty reluctantly brought into the Secretary Clinton part of it…It’s because The New York Times and AP and others broke this story that folks’ interest in Secretary Clinton picked up in this regard.”
He also fired back at Hillary:
“”When Speaker Boehner called me, he never mentioned Secretary Clinton’s name,” Gowdy told the Morning Joe crew. “In fact, we’ve had three public hearings and I never mentioned her name. If you look at what we’ve done, the 50 some odd witnesses we’ve already interviewed, not a single one has been named Clinton. The 50,000 documents we have accessed no other committee has accessed, less than 5 percent had anything to do with her.”