(National Sentinel)Â Crushing: In recent days South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy, who is retiring after the November election and who used to be such a stalwart opponent of Obama-era corruption, confused and angered many on the Right when he said the FBI was doing the right thing by attempting to put spies in the 2016 Trump campaign.
That was baffling because Gowdy and a few other Republican lawmakers have beenÂ out front on investigating the multitude of alleged criminal activity and FISA court abuses relating to the bogus Â “counterintelligence” investigation into Team Trump in the first place.
And just this week he was joined by House Speaker Paul Ryan, who’sÂ also retiring after this term. Both Ryan and Gowdy have said they have “seen no evidence” the FBI was ‘improperly spying’ on Trump and his campaign officials.
Of course there is plenty of evidence suggesting the spying was a) taking place; and b) was improper.
Why these twoÂ Republican lawmakers are suddenly refuting what POTUS Trump and everyone else with a functioning brain stem knows to be true is…baffling.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a vocal proponent for getting to the bottom of this,Â blasted Ryan during an appearance onÂ Fox Business Network with Lou Dobbs on Wednesday.
He, like many of us, areÂ upset at what amounts to out-and-out sabotage of the president — just like the Obama Deep State has been doing for more than 500 days now.
“There is no defense today for Paul Ryan siding with the FBI and Department of Justice against those of us in the Congress who are working for transparency and accountability,” Gaetz said. “We need the Speaker to be an institutionalist of the Congress and not to be a defender of the Deep Stateâ€¦
“The silence from our very own Speaker is deafening. He needs to speak up. He needs to join us in a call for a second Special Counsel. And for goodness sakes, stop defending the FBIâ€™s collection of intelligence on the Trump campaign when they refuse to give us the documents to show whether or not they broke the law,” the Florida lawmaker continued.
“As you know I run in the conservative circles of the House. And I have never up to this point heard a single person talk removing Speaker Ryan from the speakership.Â Today for the first time I was hearing colleagues say, ‘Well if Speaker Ryan wonâ€™t stand with us in this fight over the essentials of our democracy, not weaponizing the intelligence community against a presidential campaign, do we need to look at other choices?‘ So I think that remains a lingering question.”
There won’t be anything done about Ryan before he retires, but there ought to be — to send a signal to the White House and the American electorate that Republicans are the law-and-order party and are loyal to those who have been wronged.
Why are these retiring RepublicansÂ trashing their own party and president on the way out the door?
Especially while saying things they know to be false?
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