Congressman Trey Gowdy went “On the Record” with Greta Van Sustern, Monday to talk about Ambassador Susan Rice’s interview with David Gregory, Sunday, in which she stated that she had gone on the five Sunday talk Shows on 9/16/2012 with “the best information” she had at the time.
“Is that true?” Greta queried Gowdy.
“Uh no,” Gowdy drawled in response. “There was NO evidence to support that false narrative about a video – not a scintilla of evidence. ALL of the evidence pointed to what she said it wasn’t – a pre-planned coordinated attack. So she was fabulously wrong when she said it the first time, and stunningly arrogant in her refusal to express any regret for lying to our fellow citizens.”
As to what comes next in the investigation, Gowdy said, “I would love the chance to ask follow-up questions of Susan Rice because David Gregory, apparently did not avail himself of that opportunity.” He added, “Greta, I just listened to the clip – -I get tougher questions in the Bojangles drive-thru than he asked her.”
The South Carolina firebrand then ran through a few questions he’d like to see her answer. “Who did she talk to before she went on the Sunday talk shows? Did she call Hillary Clinton? Did she call Gregory Hicks in Libya? Did she do any due diligence at all?”
He agreed with Greta’s assessment that much more would be known about what happened if so much of the information hadn’t been classified.
“You’re right, a lot of the documents are classified to protect political careers – not to protect national interests.” Gowdy went on to say that “maybe it’s time to to put our efforts together with a select committee with subpoena power.” He explained, “because as you know, I can’t subpoena anyone – I can’t subpoena the Walmart greeter. I can’t subpoena anyone. The Committee Chairmen and the Speaker do. And I’m about ready to ask Rice some questions under oath – not David Gregory type questions about “what’s your favorite color…but real, serious questions about why you had so little intellectual curiosity about the talking points you were asked to parrot.”
Following Gowdy, Van Sustern had a panel with Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner, Ron Fournier of National Journal, and John McCormack of the Weekly Standard to talk about the latest twists in the scandal.
In answer to why the Republican leadership isn’t pushing a tougher investigation into Benghazi, Ferrechio suggested that the GOP wants to keep a narrow focus on jobs and ObamaCare in this election year, and not stray from a narrative they think will win them the Senate.
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