The Opinion & Speculation Of Our Elder Patriot – Former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, former Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, appeared with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo yesterday.
It appears that Gowdy has had it with the blatant duplicity of Deep State Democrats and their Republican enablers (Decepticons Mitch McConnell et al.)
While Gowdy railed against Democrats and their media accomplices he ignored the role leading Republicans played in tanking the nomination of President Trump’s nominee for Director of the Department of National Intelligence, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX),
While the full interview is quite informative, their discussion towards the end, about Rep. John Ratcliffe being forced to withdraw his nomination is eye-opening. (prompt to
Bartiromo revealed that her source’s have confirmed that the reason Ratcliffe withdrew from consideration was because Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) refused to meet with DNI him.
Gowdy suggested that Ratcliffe was just too good at his job. Imagine that.
WTF would make two powerful Republicans reject such a highly qualified candidate unless they were afraid he would expose the roles they’ve played in protecting the institutionalized corruption at the FBI and DOJ?
Gowdy draws a comparison between Rep. Ratcliffe and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA):
Maria, contrast Kamala Harris’ background, she’s the only member of the Senate that’s on intel, judiciary, and their version of homeland security (committees.) John Ratcliffe is the only member of the House who’s on those same three committees.
They’re both former prosecutors.
Johnny’s been in the House longer than she’s been in the Senate.
[Yet] she’s qualified to have her fingers on the nuclear code. She’s qualified to be the leader of the free world according to the media. But Johnny is not qualified to lead an obscure agency that almost no one’s ever heard of.
Yeah, that is duplicity and if the media is wondering why Republicans think they’re in the tank for Democrats look no further than last week.
That’s true as far as it goes but, c’mon Trey, what about you’re duplicity? What about McConnell and Burr essentially blockading Ratcliffe’s nomination from even being considered?
What about holding your own party’s Decepticons accountable that would result from bringing the nominating process into the public arena?
Bartiromo: I am hearing that Mitch McConnell and Richard Burr basically blew him off. He called them to have a meeting with them and they said no, no, no. We’re busy. We have the budget. We can’t do it.
Then they came out publicly and said, well I don’t know, I don’t really know him.
They could have been more forceful in following the president’s nomination and the president’s pick but they didn’t…
Gowdy sidestepped addressing the active role that Decepticons McConnell and Burr played in blocking their president’s choice to run the ODNI. He turned the conversation in another direction.
The Deep State controls the intelligence community as well as its elected protectors in Congress. It’s clear that they have no plans to relinquish that control.