Hillary Vs. Gowdy: What’s On Deck For Thursday’s Benghazi Hearing?

Hillary Vs. Gowdy: What’s On Deck For Thursday’s Benghazi Hearing?

Gowdy Vs. CLinton October 22nd...

With Hillary Clinton set to face Rep. Trey Gowdy and the Benghazi committee this Thursday, tensions are high as Clinton hopes to “fight back and win the day” while other Republicans on the panel have dreams of being Speaker as they investigate the terror attack that left four Americans dead.

According to The Hill:

“Clinton’s Democratic allies on the panel include one declared Senate candidate, Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, and another potential one, veteran Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland.

The Benghazi panel is small but counts at least four potential Speaker candidates among its ranks: Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), former Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), and Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.).

Thursday’s long-anticipated Benghazi hearing could offer a national platform for the quartet of Speaker wannabes.

Both Pompeo and Westmoreland, who questioned top Clinton aide Huma Abedin on Friday, have been reaching out to GOP colleagues to gauge support for a potential Speaker bid. Roskam, who’s been pressing leadership to improve internal rules, isn’t running for Speaker but would return to the leadership table if there were an opening.

And while Jordan has repeatedly insisted he doesn’t want the Speaker’s gavel, members of his conservative Freedom Caucus are pushing his name anyway.

For all four of the Republicans, the hearing also carries enormous risks.

Clinton, who is coming off a strong presidential debate performance, was a formidable foe the last time she testified on Benghazi in 2013. She is nearly certain to go on the attack when testifying Thursday, partly by using the words of Republicans against them.”

And of course, the article notes one can’t forget Trey Gowdy:

“Rep. Gowdy recently told GOP colleagues he’ll return home to South Carolina after his investigation is done, and there’s speculation that the three-term congressman will launch a 2018 bid for the governor’s office or attorney general, or seek an appointment to the federal bench.

Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor appointed by then-President Bill Clinton, has made no secret about his disdain for D.C. When Utah Republican Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Mia Love pushed Gowdy to run for leadership, he recoiled at the prospect, telling colleagues he was solely focused on the Benghazi probe and hoped to return home to “where my heart is.”

Stay tuned to ConservativeIntel.com for full Benghazi hearing coverage Thursday!



  1. Stay focused Gowdy. She is devious and sneaky but you have evidence from your discovery work. We really want what is right for those citizens’s who died in Benghazi. Not what is politically right for Hillary. Things done in the dark do need to come into the light, and this all happened on her watch. If she can not handle that position, why would we want her as prez. No she folded and ran, claimed health problems and this has been hanging out there ever since. Don’t let her skate. Those men died and she left them there unprotected and likely set up in all of hers and BO’s political maneuvering in that part of the world at that point in time. What she has done, BO has done as well.

  2. Gowdy has too much class to waste his efforts among the likes of politicians in “Malfunction Junction.” He can do much more for the American people as Governor, AG, or a federal judge. He’ll work Hillary over pretty good, but will be getting flack from Elijah who is one of Hillary’s functionaries. I’d like to think Hillary will be doing the perp walk wearing orange, but that ain’t gonna happen in Washington, DC. But she will be confronted with some truths she has avoided for many months and we can hope reasonable people will reject her pleas for votes.

  3. Elijah Cummings aka Rock with Lips. Peloosi put him on the committee as the Obfuscator which is a role he has performed brilliantly!! Why no mention of Cummings actions regarding True The Vote??

    • Elijah is a good soldier who is only following his marching orders. He will turn a deaf ear to any evidence that will prove Hillary’s guilt in the tragic incident in Benghazi.
      His only function on the Benghazi committee is to counter whatever the Republicans on the committee find on Hillary.

  4. The American , people should be thanking Gowdy, I will go to hell and back with him.He has the goods on Hillary, an she knows it,She don”t want to hear how she killed the AMB of Benghazi

  5. Trey Gowdy is investigating the US State Department and is trying to uncover the truth about why they kept four American diplomats in a consulate in Benghazi which was in an extremely dangerous location. Hillary was the Secretary of State who assigned them there and refused to respond to Ambassador Steven’s cries for help before 9/11/12, Rep, Gowdy wants to know why. He will also find out the truth about who gave the order to “stand down” while the consulate building was under attack.
    There are many other questions regarding the security of the US consulate in Benghazi before and during the attack on 9/11/12….Hillary has already said she took responsibility for what happened to her diplomats in Benghazi, so now she has to step up and answer for it.
    There is a pile of evidence that indicates that Hillary was directly involved with the decisions the State Department made in Benghazi. That is why she is being investigated, not because the GOP is trying to derail her candidacy for president.

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