House GOP's Gowdy Lied About Using Benghazi investigation To Raise Money

Once again a dishonest, stupid, GOP pol, shoots down an entire Republican fundraising platform, the Benghazi investigation. Representative Trey Gowdy managed this in the last 24 hours, after posing as the poster boy of fundraising virtue—who would never raise money on the graves of Benghazi's four dead Americans. Only problem, Gowdy had already raised money on those graves, back in 2013. Republicans are liars, hypocrites, scumbags of the lowest order, especially when they are arguing they are in fact the opposite of that.
“I have never sought to raise a single penny on the backs of four murdered Americans.”—Trey Gowdy, LIAR! (R-SC)

The above claim, made yesterday by Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the GOP’s new point man in the House special committee investigation of an alleged coverup by the White House concerning the Benghazi incident, turns out to have a problem: Gowdy’s claim isn’t true.

In fact, on at least one occasion, as reported in The Lancaster News, back on September 1, 2013, Gowdy appeared at a Republican fundraiser (on August 27, 2013), for fellow Republican Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), and Gowdy employed the Benghazi controversy, to suggest to contributors, that Americans had lost faith in President Obama over the incident:
“[Benghazi] is a scandal, but it is not a phony scandal. There is nothing phony about citizens not trusting the people they put in positions of leadership.”
The Lancaster News pointed out that “Gowdy urged readers to hold their representatives accountable.”

This is instructive to remember as we flash forward to yesterday, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, when Gowdy, newly appointed Chairman of the House Select Committee on the Benghazi incident, was asked a straight question by Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, about whether he would encourage fellow Republicans not to raise money for their 2014 campaigns by using the Benghazi investigation.

Gowdy replied, holding himself up as a role model for all Republicans to follow:
“Yes. And I will cite myself as an example. I have never sought to raise a single penny on the backs of four murdered Americans. So, to the extent that [Republicans] would look to me as some kind of evidence of what is appropriate and what’s not, there are still, and even in a culture of hyper-partisanship, certain things that ought to be above politics, like the murder of our four fellow Americans, and like whether or not you can trust what any administration, Republican or Democrat, tells you in the aftermath of a tragedy. That to me transcends politics.”
This morning, referring once again to Gowdy’s claim on Wednesday of never doing fundraising using Benghazi, and in light of the fact that Republicans are readily using Benghazi in current fundraising efforts, Morning Joe failed to mention that Gowdy’s claim about his virtue in that regard was just plain wrong.

At the very least, Gowdy has some explaining to do for how he should not be thought a liar and a hypocrite. More than this, if Gowdy is the special person of integrity to lead the GOP's Benghazi investigation—well, at this point we could say he seems like the perfect person to lead that sort of investigation, which is 100% politics, and 0% concern about four dead Americans.

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