Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.), who will chair the House select committee on Benghazi, has requested that other Republicans “follow suit” in not fundraising off of the September 2012 attack, but couldn’t help but point out the hypocrisy of Democrats’ supposed outrage over a National Republican Congressional Committee e-mail from earlier this week. On Wednesday, after Gowdy had said he would not use the committee to fundraise, the NRCC sent a fundraising e-mail to supporters.
Amid Democratic self-righteousness over the e-mail, Gowdy referred Democrats to Tom Cotton’s (R., Ark.) floor speech this week in which he highlighted “the duplicity and hypocrisy of Democrats all of a sudden concluding that certain things are above politics,” citing examples of Democrats raising money off of Sandy Hook, Katrina, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
“It would be helpful if our colleagues on the other side of the aisle did not have selective amnesia when it comes to what’s appropriate to raise money off of and what is not,” Gowdy said on Fox News Sunday.