Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) stole the show during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, according to BizPacReview.
Gowdy reportedly “delivered an impassioned speech” on the meaning of the word “justice.”
Check it out:
“I want to start with something that’s very important to me,” Gowdy began, “and I think it’s important to all people in this country of good conscience, irrespective of their political ideation, and that’s the independence of the Department of Justice. In my judgment, 2016 and 2017 have been challenging years for the Department of Justice.”
“Mr. Conyers asked you whether or not it was appropriate for the president to weigh in on an ongoing investigation,” Gowdy said. “And of course, the answer to that is ‘no.’ It is not appropriate. It’s not appropriate in 2017. It wasn’t appropriate when President Obama did it in the IRS targeting scandal. It wasn’t appropriate when President Obama did it in the ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton’s server. It is never appropriate for a president to tell a Department of Justice what outcome it would reach. I just wish my friends on the other side of the aisle would have the same kind of outrage when President Obama did it as they do now.”
Then, he asked a “last question.”
“How do you restore people’s trust — Republicans and Democrats — confidence in a Department of Justice when it seems like different rules apply depending on who’s in power?” he asked.
Here’s the clip: