Gowdy took the podium and posed several important questions to the main stream media about their understanding of the events leading up to and after the murder of four American citizens in Benghazi.
Gowdy, wasted no time in getting to the point.
“–‘We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act in Benghazi and make no mistake justice will be done’– That was the president of the United States, over a year ago.”
He followed up with
“–‘Were investigating exactly what happened but my biggest priority, now is bringing those folks to justice’–” That was the president of the United States, over a year ago.”
“No one has been arrested, no one has been prosecuted, no one has been brought to justice, we don’t even have access to the witnesses.”
In the interest of driving his point home, Gowdy stated,
I’m not telling you how to do your job, but I’m going to ask you some questions and if you can’t answer these questions, then I’ll leave you to draw whatever conclusion you want to draw about whether or not the media has provided sufficient oversight”
Rep. Gowdy went on to ask several pressing questions that should have been asked and reported by the media. For example,
“Do you know why an ambassador asking for more security, days and weeks before he was murdered and those requests went unheeded? Do you know the answer to why those requests went unheeded?”
“Do you know the origin, of this mythology, that it was spawned as a spontaneous reaction to a video? Do you know where that started?”
Rep. Gowdy ended the scolding with a look of disgust and the following statement.
“I am not surprised that the president called this a –‘phony scandal’–, I’m not surprised that secretary Clinton asked –‘What difference does it make’–, I’m not even surprised that J. Carney said –‘it happened a long time ago’–, I’m just surprised at how many people bought it”
Gowdy then grabbed his papers from the podium, still displaying the look of disgust, then sharply exits.