For Immediate Release:
SPARTANBURG, SC (June 28, 2016) – Citing Rep. Trey Gowdy’s televised admission on Tuesday that his House Select Committee on Benghazi is a “lousy example” of a partisan investigation, his challenger, Chris Fedalei, blasted the panel’s leader for wasting $7 million on a two-year probe that left his own constituents ignored on the sidelines.
“Trey Gowdy told ‘Morning Joe’ that his primary takeaway from his Committee’s costly and pointless investigation is that Congress isn’t capable of working together, even in trying to understand a tragedy that killed four honorable Americans,” Fedalei said. “He just told the world he’s a lousy leader.”
The 800-page report revealed nothing new about the attacks on Sept. 11, 2012, that killed US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others, Fedalei said, adding that Gowdy’s investigation lasted longer than the 9/11 Commission, the Warren Commission, and the Watergate investigation.
In addition, Fedalei, an attorney whose resume includes working on behalf of veterans, inmates, and minorities, said Gowdy has consistently neglected his district in his quest to become a Washington insider. The congressman’s failure to come up with anything not covered in seven previous investigations into the Libya crisis only underscores Gowdy’s admission to MSNBC Tuesday morning.
“It’s obvious now that Mr. Gowdy only interest in taking this job was to advance his career instead of working to advance the pressing issues facing the people of South Carolina,” Fedalei said, “He says he took this job to hold leadership accountable. His extended record of wasting time and money on a prolonged partisan fishing expedition proves that he deserves to be held accountable himself.”
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