The outspoken lawmaker heading the House investigation into the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack is reportedly facing opposition not only from potential witnesses – including Hillary Clinton – but Democrats within the investigative committee.
Recent reports indicate the committee’s ranking Democrat, Elijah Cummings, is leading a charge that would enable the party to veto Gowdy’s subpoenas. The South Carolina Republican, however, is adamant about maintaining control over the investigation as he seeks to uncover the truth about the deadly attack that left four Americans dead.
So, let me be as clear as I can be, we intend to access all of the information necessary to do the job the House instructed us to do
— Benghazi Committee (@HouseBenghazi) January 27, 2015
“I am unwilling to let the minority party veto subpoenas when it is clear they have prejudged the outcome of the investigation,” he asserted.
The minority party, he continued, is engaging in “political games” and making “unreasonable demands to interfere with the investigation.”
Gowdy went on to impeach Democrats for their reluctance to issue subpoenas themselves.
“If subpoenas are necessary for the committee to talk to relevant witnesses or access relevant documents,” he insisted, “they will be issued.”
Throughout the investigation, Gowdy has maintained his insistence on conducting a thorough review of all available information, reiterating this week that interviewing “only some of the witnesses” and obtaining “only some of the documents will not work.”
To that end, Fox News Insider reported this week that the Benghazi committee now has access to more than 15,000 pages of documents heretofore unseen by members of Congress.