This is why we love Trey Gowdy.
In spite of the media’s silence over the Benghazi issue, he’s willing to pursue the issue as doggedly as possible.
In a recent press conference, Rep. Gowdy, R-S.C., turned the tables and asked the assembled press corps some devastating questions. [H/T Western Journalism.]
“‘We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act in Benghazi And make no mistake: justice will be done,’” Gowdy began, quoting Obama.
“That was the president of the United States, over a year ago.”
“No one has been arrested. No one has been prosecuted. No one has been brought to justice. We don’t even have access to the witnesses.”
Then came Gowdy’s cross-examination of the nation’s political press.
“I’m going to ask you some questions,” Gowdy said.
“And if you can’t answer these questions, then I’ll leave you to draw whatever conclusion you want to draw about whether the media has provided sufficient oversight.”
“Can you tell me why Chris Stevens was in Benghazi the night he was killed? Do you know? Does it bother you whether or not you know why Chris Stevens was in Benghazi?”
He then addressed the security situation in Benghazi.
“Do you know why we were the last flag flying in Benghazi – after the British had left and the Red Cross had been bombed?” Gowdy asked.
“Do you know why requests for additional security were denied?”
Oh, and that ridiculous story about The Innocence of Muslims was addressed too.
“Do you know the origin of this mythology that it was spawned as a spontaneous reaction to a video?” Gowdy asked.
“Do you know where that started? Do you know how we got from no evidence of that to that being the official position of the administration?”
Gowdy then impressed upon reporters the gravity of their profession and its role in representative democracy.
“In conclusion, Congress is supposed to provide oversight, the voters are supposed to provide oversight, and you are supposed to provide oversight,” he said.
“That’s why you have special liberties and that’s why you have special protections.”
In any normal presidency, the Benghazi incident, the president’s ineffectual response and the spurious explanations that happened in its wake would be a scandal that would take down an administration.
Unfortunately, the press has given our commander-in-chief a pass.
Thankfully, we have Rep. Gowdy to remind them – and us – why we should be outraged and what we can do to hold our president to account.
Courtesy of Conservative Tribune