A former pro-Hillary staffer from the House Select Committee on Benghazi is suing Rep. Trey Gowdy, saying Gowdy’s career may be in jeopardy over accusations that are, at best, baseless, and at worst, slanderous.
According to The Hill:
“A former Republican staffer on the House Select Committee on Benghazi is suing the panel and Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) for what he claims is wrongful termination and defamation of character.
The lawsuit from Bradley Podliska follows his claim earlier this year that the GOP-led committee is inappropriately focused on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a charge that Democrats used to attack the panel’s credibility in the days before her testimony last month.
In his new suit, which was filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Podliska accuses Gowdy of “making false and defamatory statements” that violated his “constitutional liberty interests.”
The committee “unlawfully fired” Podliska this summer, he alleges, after “months of increasing hostility towards Podliska because he left work to fulfill his military obligations as a reservist.”
He was “being singled out” because of his military service and “because he was unwilling to along with the hyper-focus on the State Department and Secretary Clinton,” Podliska claimed in his suit.”
And get this: the article notes that this guy wants to end Gowdy’s career!
“Allegations of such a “serious crime” have “ended the careers of many professionals in national security-related industries,” Podliska claimed.”