Trey Gowdy defends Intelligence Committee Chairman Nunes with gusto

by WorldTribune Staff, March 30, 2017

Rep. Trey Gowdy delivered a strong defense of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats demanded Nunes resign from the panel.

Rep. Trey Gowdy

Gowdy said in an interview with Fox News’s Martha MacCallum that Nunes hasn’t done anything wrong in his efforts to investigate allegations that the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign.

“I just love it when Sen. Schumer gives Republicans advice on what we ought to do,” Gowdy said. “Devin is doing exactly what the chairman ought to do.”

“When you have a source that has information, you handle that information safely, securely, which is exactly what he did.

“I wish Senator Schumer and some of the other Democrats would be more interested in authenticity and the reliability of the underlying data and not the means by which it was acquired.”

He also said it shouldn’t matter where the information came from, as long as it’s true.

“Whether it was the White House or Waffle House, what difference does it make if the information is reliable and authentic? It just so happens that Devin had to do it this way. So, we’re not going to take advice from Chuck Schumer on who our chairpeople ought to be.”