During a CBS interview, Face The Nation host Margaret Brennan accused Trey Gowdy of being ‘divisive.’ However, Trey Gowdy quickly put her in her place. Gowdy was on the show with South Carolinian Tim Scott promoting their new book “Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country.”
“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?” asked Brennan.
“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,” explained Gowdy.
He then addressed her Benghazi accusation, explaining that he was after the truth, not after Hillary Clinton. “I was not hyper-focused on Secretary Clinton. Lots of other people were, including people — with respect — in your line of work,” said Gowdy.
“Out of all the hearings we had, zero were about her e-mail. And yet that’s the narrative that’s imprinted,” said Gowdy. “The one thing that Trey tried to do in both situations was go after the truth, not after Hillary Clinton,” added Tim Scott.