Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) made news yesterday when he told Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer that former IRS official Lois Lerner either needs to ‘either save herself or go down in flames’. During a follow-up exchange with Hemmer this morning, Gowdy ain’t budgin’. In fact, he doubled down and said that the Committee was going to both depose Lerner and require her to testify (her attorney only agreed to the deposition).
The good news here is that Gowdy is on fire with righteous confidence. It’s also good that Lerner’s attorney is backing down. What’s mildly disturbing is that Gowdy is givine no indication publicly that his committee is going to focus on anything other than the targeting scandal. If the committee sticks to that only, the Malik Obama scandal will remain hidden.
Then again, these committees have been known to drop some unexpected bombshells in hearings like this. There’s a lot going on behind-the-scenes we don’t know about but one thing we do know is that Gowdy’s office – along with the offices of Chairman Darrell Issa and Member Jim Jordan – knows about the treatment President Barack Obama’s brother received courtesy of Lerner. Whether this knowledge is contributing to Gowdy’s confidence remains unknown. If it is, he’s playing it close to the vest. If it’s not, Lerner may be an even bigger mess.
Via Mass Tea Party:
On behalf of Mr. Gowdy, this one goes out to Lois: