GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy called out congressional Democrats for trying to hide the contents of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) memo, and said the truth has taken a backseat to winning on Capitol Hill.
“My Democrat colleagues didn’t want us to find the information,” Gowdy said Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.” “They did everything they could to keep us from finding this information.”
Gowdy specifically chastised Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for trying to go to court to cover up links between the infamous dossier and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
“Going to court to help Fusion GPS so we can’t find out that they paid for the dossier and that they were working for the DNC. That’s a pretty big step to go to court to try to keep the American people from learning something,” Gowdy said. “If it were up to Adam Schiff, you wouldn’t know about Hillary Clinton’s email, you wouldn’t know about the server. You wouldn’t know who paid for the dossier.”
Gowdy said partisanship has become more important than the truth in Washington and believes the political bickering is the reason for Congress’ low approval ratings.
“My old job, it was pursuit of the truth. This job is about winning. I think that’s what frustrates people and that’s how you get a 7% public approval rating,” Gowdy said. “I trust people to make up their own mind and draw fair conclusions, but politics has denigrated to the point that it’s about winning and it’s about embarrassing the other side and again, that’s how you get 7% public approval rating.”
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