Trey Fires Back: Gowdy BLASTS Hanna Over Benghazi Comments

Rep. Trey Gowdy (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Popular Rep. Trey Gowdy had strong words for a fellow Republican who claimed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s controversial Benghazi comments were correct.

Gowdy basically said that fellow Republican Rep. Richard Hanna was ignorant to the facts of the situation…

According to Politico:

“GOP Benghazi Committee chairman Trey Gowdy blasted fellow Republican Rep. Richard Hanna on Thursday for claiming his investigation was aimed at hurting 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

“Running investigations in a private, fact-centric way is unquestionably the right way to conduct a serious investigation,” Gowdy said in the statement, arguing that Hanna knew nothing of what his panel was working on. “The pitfall, of course, is that commentators, and sometimes even members of your own Conference, offer thoughts on matters on which they are not familiar.”

Gowdy has been keeping a relatively low profile amid a barrage of criticism lately from the Clinton campaign and a fired committee investigator, among others. The charges of partisanship come just a week before the former secretary of State’s much-anticipated appearance before the committee.

On Wednesday night, Hanna, a New York Republican, said during a radio interview that he agreed with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s controversial remarks suggesting the panel was created to hurt Clinton politically. McCarthy later retracted his comments and apologized, but Hanna said McCarthy was probably telling the truth”