When Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) asked for House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (D-Calif.) to be fired, Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) just couldn’t remain silent.
Schumer, explaining his demand, said he is disappointed by Nunes for going to the White House compound to pore over and brief the administration on classified developments in allegations that the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign.
Gowdy criticized Schumer and supported Nunes’ actions:
“I just love it when Senator Schumer gives Republicans advice on what we ought to do,” the Congressman stated. “Devin is doing exactly what the chairman is [supposed] to do.”
Schumer apparently had a problem with the fact that Nunes failed to notify the rest of his committee that he would be making the trip to his “source” on the White House grounds, and that he may have had new information on the case. Gowdy ‘advised’ him to focus on the authenticity and reliability of the data instead.
“I wish Senator Schumer and some of the other Democrats would be interested in the authenticity and reliability of the underlying data [rather than] the means by which it was acquired,” Trey Gowdy stated, adding that it makes no difference whether Nunes went to “the White House or Waffle House” to continue his investigation securely.
Gowdy reiterated that the source or location of the information does not matter, compared to the weight of the information Devin Nunes was studying, reports The Sports Hall.
He said Congress is at a “strange place” if the intelligence committee chairman faces criticism for updating the President on classified matters.
“We’re not going to take advice from Chuck Schumer on who our chairman should be,” Gowdy stated.
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