Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) responded to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who requested that House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (D-Calif.) be fired.
Schumer showed displeasure of Nunes for heading towards the White House to inform the administration on classified alterations in allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped the Trump campaign.
“I just love it when Senator Schumer gives Republicans advice on what we ought to do,” Gowdy stated. “Devin is doing exactly what the chairman is [supposed] to do.”
Schumer made his demand due to Nunes failing to brief the whole committee that he would be heading towards his “source” on the White House territory, and that he might have had brand new details on the case.
“I wish Senator Schumer and some of the other Democrats would be interested in the authenticity and reliability of the underlying data [rather than] the means by which it was acquired,” Gowdy stated.
He made a point the he wouldn’t be bothered whether Nunes had to latently go to “the White House or Waffle House” to segue his investigation safely.
Gowdy expressed that the derivation place of the information is irrelevant when compared to the importance of the information Nunes was holding.
He stated Congress is at a “strange place” if the intelligence committee chairman can get faulted with briefing the president on classified issues.
“We’re not going to take advice from Chuck Schumer on who our chairman should be,” he stated.
What are your thoughts on Gowdy’s message to Schumer?