It was announced last Friday that another FBI investigation would open regarding emails Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sent while she was Secretary of State.
Many of the Democrats who praised FBI Director James Comey for the agency’s decision to not recommend charges against Clinton spent the majority of the weekend criticizing him for the new investigation.
During a Tuesday segment of CNN’s “New Day,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who chaired that House Select Committee charged with investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack, responded to claims that he and his fellow Republicans were accepting a double standard.
Anchor Alisyn Camerota told Gowdy that one of his colleagues on the House Oversight Committee accused Republicans of wanting “the update on Hillary Clinton’s e-mails” from the FBI, while neglecting to investigate “if Donald Trump’s campaign had some sort of connection to Russia” — the FBI announced on Monday that they could not identify a clear link between the Republican presidential nominee and Russia.
Gowdy respectfully disagreed with his colleague:
Well, I’m sure my colleague on the Oversight was not referring to me, maybe I’m a universe of one. I don’t want an update on the status of the e-mail investigation. I’m not entitled to an update on the status of the e-mail investigation. I used to work for the Department of Justice. They should not be discussing the facts of an investigation, until the investigation is over.
The representative also pointed out the evolution of reactions from Democrats who praised Comey some months prior. “I don’t like relativism, whether it exists on my side of the aisle or their side of the aisle,” he said.
Gowdy concluded “Secretary Clinton is the reason you and I are having this conversation, not [James Comey].”