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February 25, 2014 - 8:51 am

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) blasted Meet the Press host David Gregory for throwing softball questions at National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Benghazi, saying: “I get tougher questions in the Bojangles drive-thru than he asked her.”

Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press for the first time since her 2012 post-Benghazi round on the Sunday shows, Rice was asked by Gregory if she had any regrets about that appearance and whether she felt that it cost her the secretary of State job.

Rice was also asked if we’re any closer to finding those responsible for the murder of four Americans that night, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. “The United States stays on the case. This president, our President Obama, has said that we do what will it takes to bring the perpetrators to justice,” she said. “And indeed, we will.”

“I would love the chance to ask follow-up questions of Susan Rice because David Gregory apparently did not avail himself of that opportunity,” Gowdy said on Fox. “There is no regret about lying to your fellow citizens, no regret — no regret about the fact that in 18 months, not a single solitary person has been brought to justice. No regret for misleading the families and loved ones of those four murdered Americans. I can certainly help her if she is struggling to come up with an area of regret. Who did she talk to before she went on the Sunday talk shows? Did she call Hillary Clinton? Did she call Gregory Hicks in Libya? Did she do any due diligence at all?”

Gowdy stressed that the truth “undercuts the narrative that the president has been engaged in during the campaign.”

“Remember, we were in the midst of a campaign. Al-Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead. Well, apparently al-Qaeda was not on the run. They were at the front door of our facility in Benghazi getting ready to kill our ambassador, burn it down. So she could either tell the truth or she can blame it on a video for which there was no evidence whatsoever, and she opted to protect her career and pair up the talking points that were provided her by the White House.”

Gowdy, who sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said to this day “a lot of the classified documents are classified to protect political careers, not to protect national interest.”

“There are four committees that have been looking into this for 18 months. To my knowledge, not a single one has had an opportunity to ask the follow-up questions that David Gregory failed to ask on Sunday. It may be time to put our efforts together with a select committee with subpoena power,” he said. “Because, as you know, I can’t subpoena anyone. I can’t subpoena the greeter at Walmart. I have no subpoena power. The committee chairman and the speaker do. And I’m about ready to Ms. Rice some questions under oath, not David Gregory questions about what’s your favorite color, but serious questions about why you had so little intellectual curiosity as to question the talking points that you were asked to parrot. Did you ask anybody to prove to you that this was a video or did you just go out and parrot it?”

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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This administration has committed enough crimes to have impeached a Republican president a dozen times over.
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Rep. Gowdy is the articulate leader that we need.

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Rep. Gowdy should convey his sentiments to Rep Boehner, who has adamantly refused to appoint a select committee. Mr. Boehner will have that blood on his shoulders for the rest of his life for not getting to the bottom of the truth. Everyone knows that a select committee is what it would take to find the truth. Clearly, he can't "handle the truth".
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The clown at Jack In The Box asks tougher questions because he is not trying to assist you in hiding the truthful answers.

If you wanted to hide the fact that you wanted to eat tacos, the clown isn't there to assist you in hiding that fact.

The clowns in the media are worse than the clown at Jack In The Box, because they aren't there to serve you...they are there to keep you from being served...the truth.
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This administration has committed enough crimes to have impeached a Republican president a dozen times over.
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It took reporters just a few days to find those responsible for the attack. They were partying in the lobby of a nearby hotel, telling reporters all about the attack, bragging that nothing would ever be done to them.

To this very day I still believe that the administration hired those men to attack and murder Ambassador Stevens because Stevens knew too much, and was probably going to blow the whistle, on Obama's illegal gun-running scheme to Syria.
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Could be. But since no investigation will ever be conducted we will never know.
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Rep. Gowdy is the articulate leader that we need.

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Rep. Gowdy should convey his sentiments to Rep Boehner, who has adamantly refused to appoint a select committee. Mr. Boehner will have that blood on his shoulders for the rest of his life for not getting to the bottom of the truth. Everyone knows that a select committee is what it would take to find the truth. Clearly, he can't "handle the truth".
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"... do what will it takes to bring the perpetrators to justice,” she said. “And indeed, we will.”

This will be timed to give Hillary an assist when she needs one.

It's how they operate.
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That's exactly how they operate .... but they'll be outed before it happens. They are the ones that will be exposed; big time.
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