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The perfect Gowdy response.
Since the formation of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy has attempted to run it in a professional, nonpartisan manner.
But though he has grown tired and frustrated, Gowdy remains undeterred and committed to finding the truth, according to a lengthy interview he recently gave to Politico.
“When I hear that ‘It’s about (Hillary Clinton),’ it is so hard for me,” Gowdy said, before directly addressing Clinton herself: “You are not worth 18 months of my life, with all due respect. Four dead people are, but you’re not.”
“I would say in some ways these have been among the worst weeks of my life,” Gowdy said. “Attacks on your character, attacks on your motives, are 1,000 times worse than anything you can do to anybody physically — at least it is for me.”
Gowdy also noted the convenient “timing” of the recent increase in criticism and character attacks against him, coming as they are with Cinton’s interview scheduled for Oct. 22.
“It’s not lost on me that the uptick in criticism is (happening) the two weeks before she’s coming,” Gowdy said. “I don’t think that that is a coincidence. It’s an attempt to marginalize and impugn the credibility of the panel that’s going to be asking her questions.”