Asked by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough about the possibility that his panel’s work would continue into the 2016 election campaign, Gowdy replied that “if an administration is slow-walking document production, I can’t end a trial simply because the defense won’t cooperate.”You see, you're supposed to say stuff like "we're just trying to get the facts, here." Or "the only thing that matters to us is uncovering the truth." But such statements would be lies, and it's actually kind of refreshing to hear Gowdy admit that he thinks that he's a prosecutor conducting a trial against a criminal defendant.
Unfortunately for Gowdy, the good news is that his committee won't actually be a trial—at best, it'll be a kangaroo court, with Republicans acting as judges and their base serving as jurors. And the rest of the country will be either ignoring it or wondering why on Earth these congressional buffoons are wasting their time by still talking about Benghazi as if it were the biggest scandal in American history.