Boisterous Trey Gowdy, Republican Congressman of South Carolina, hit the Obama administration hard during Wednesday’s hearing on the Libya U.S. Consulate terrorist attack, railing against U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney for offering “demonstrably false” remarks about the attack.
Specifically, Mr. Gowdy blasted the Obama White House for claiming the attack was not an act of terrorism, but simply a protest against an anti-Muslim video, which was, as of what we know, just an asinine video on YouTube.
Gowdy quoted Rice as saying, “Our current assessment is that what happened in Beghazi was…in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction” to an anti-Muslim YouTube video.
“I don’t know what the phrase “in fact” means in diplomatic legalese. I can tell you what it means in a court room, it means it’s a fact,” Gowdy proclaimed.
“I would like to have another hearing where we can ask Ambassador Rice, under oath, who told you what when. You are going to blame the intelligence committee? You come before this committee and you tell us who told you it was video!” he added, raising his voice now.
Naturally, the Obama administration is going to continue to plead ignorance on the debacle, even though the conclusion is rather explicit. Only an apolitical hack would claim this was a video protest, and not an act of terror.
Here’s the video on Gowdy’s well-founded rant: