Trey Gowdy apeared on Face the Nation this weekend. The moderator Margaret Brennan tried to box him into a corner by suggesting that he is a divisive political figure, but Gowdy fired back and turned the table on her in the process.
News Busters has the transcript:
Brennan attempted to frame the Gowdy’s calls for unity as hypocritical in light of his participation in what she described as “divisive” House investigations:
A lot of people in Washington, when they hear that you are issuing a call for unity, will say, he’s been associated with two of the most divisive, politically heated probes in Washington: the probe into what happened in Benghazi, and the most recent House Intelligence probe into Russian election meddling.
“How do you reconcile those things?” she smirked. Gowdy attacked the premise that the role he had played in the these admittedly controversial hearings had in any way exacerbated their innate divisiveness:
I hear about divisiveness, just not from my colleagues. I hear a lot about it a lot from people in your line of work, how divisive I am. And yet I don’t have a fractured relationship with a single, solitary Democrat that serves in the House. Conflict sells. It is much more commercially appealable to refer to something as hyper-partisan or deeply divisive.
Watch the video:
She wasn’t expecting that! Gowdy wins this round!