Trey Gowdy To Chair House Oversight Committee, Finally Get Truth About Benghazi

Fine, he's back to shaving, for now. But this is his best look.

Yr Wonkette would just like to send our best wishes to Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking member of the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, because now that Jason Chaffetz is planning to take a powder (of porn vitamins!) at the end of June, Oversight will have a new Republican chairman to constantly oppose, since the job of the Oversight committee is to treat its Democratic members as a mere oversight. And also to investigate stuff, like how previous chair Darrell Issa investigated Benghazi and Obamacare and the IRS without finding any wrongdoing even without any input from the Dems. Following in the footsteps of such illustrious wastes of time and investigative money as Issa and Chaffetz is Trey Gowdy, who was chosen yesterday by the GOP Steering Committee. Gowdy is made of the same toxic goo as Chaffetz and Issa, with whom he shares many interchangeable internal components.

Gowdy said the usual stuff about being honored to be chosen and looking forward to working along with other members of the committee to do investigative stuff, just as soon as anything worthy of being investigated comes along, although who knows when that will be. If anyone brings any matters of concern to his attention, Oversight will get right on investigating them, you bet. Chaffetz, the previous chair, had been criticized by Democrats for not doing a heck of a lot to look into the many possible conflicts of interest created by having a real-estate idiot and his idiot family infesting the executive branch, although in May Chaffetz finally told the FBI he wanted all their “memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings” of James Comey’s meetings with Trump no later than May 24; the FBI said "Nahh, there's a special counsel now" and Chaffetz asked again, pretty please, for any FBI records Robert Mueller isn't using at the moment.

Gowdy, of course, is the pinch-faced dickweasel who led what may have been (we don't want to get too optimistic) the final Republican investigation into Benghazi, and who memorably summed up the new findings of the committee's eons-long investigation with a shrug and a report that said both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were terrible for letting FOUR AMERICANS die, but that if you want to get all technical about it, there was no evidence they'd done anything wrong, but still, GRR YouTube Video "what difference does it make?” Stand Down Order (there was no stand down order) watch Fox News, LOCK HER UP! Which was pretty much the same as every other Benghazi investigation, except longer and pissier. Elijah Cummings, ranking member on the Benghazi committee as well, is no doubt thrilled to have the chance to work with Gowdy again.

Gowdy hasn't always agreed with President Trump, and even seemed downright skeptical of Lord Dampnut's claim that Barack Obama did a wire tapp to Trump Tower. But since then, Gowdy has embarrassed himself with that May hearing where he asked what he thought were a lot of clever GOTCHA questions at former CIA director John Brennan, cleverly getting Brennan to admit that when he left the CIA, he hadn't yet seen any evidence proving collusion between Team Trump and Russia, although Brennan did keep saying there was a lot of information that was worth further investigation. The obvious conclusion is that since no evidence of collusion had yet been found then, it's high time to stop investigating, since nothing will be found.

In conclusion, Trey Gowdy promises to get to the bottom of why Barack Obama unmasked all those Americans names, and Elijah Cummings is set to wonder yet again when the Rs are ever going to run out of these jerks, which is never, the end.

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[Politico / The Atlantic]

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