Former Republican congressman and Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy told Sean Hannity Tuesday night that the tense House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr testifying showed the contrast between Republicans and Democrats ahead of the 2020 election.
“Do you want the anarchy that you see in Portland and Seattle?” Gowdy rhetorically asked. “Or do you want a country where everyone is safe and secure?”
Trey Gowdy Absolutely Torches Jerry Nadler
“What you … saw today is what a serious, grown-up attorney general could do for this country and it makes me wish and wonder where we would be if he had been the AG from day one, if Bill Barr had been the president’s first AG,” Gowdy said.
Gowdy is the former chairman of the House Oversight Committee. Gowdy went on to portray Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler as “crazy Uncle Jerry.”
I go inside the Portland riots.
The media will have you believe that the Portland protests are peaceful….spoiler alert…they are not. pic.twitter.com/vAiYsJxq5c
— Ami Horowitz (@AmiHorowitz) July 27, 2020
Gowdy on Nadler: ‘Now you know, Sean, why the Democrats kept him hidden in the attic during impeachment’
“Now you know, Sean, why the Democrats kept him hidden in the attic during impeachment,” Gowdy said. “They didn’t want him anywhere near impeachment, and for anybody who wondered why the chairman of Judiciary had no role in impeachment, today you figured it out.”
Nadler accused Barr of sending federal agents to tamp down rioting in Portland just to provide Trump with footage for campaign commercials during Tuesday’s hearing. When Barr tried to reply and deny the charge, Nadler just spoke over him.
Nadler also refused Barr’s request for a five-minute break, to which the AG responded by calling Nadler – with tongue in cheek – a “class act.”
DEMS in DENIAL: Nadler Says Portland Riots ‘Are a Myth’ When Asked to Disavow Violent Protesters https://t.co/tetdBrZUXz
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) July 27, 2020
Gowdy: ‘Go find all the homicide victims, Jerry… and tell them that the violence is manufactured’
Gowdy defended the deployment of federal agents to Portland, saying “the number one obligation of government is public safety.”
“What I wish Nadler would do,” Gowdy continued, “is go find all the homicide victims and their family members in New York, go find the parents of that one-year-old who got killed and tell them that the violence is manufactured.”
“Go find all the homicide victims, Jerry, in your own backyard and tell them that the violence is manufactured,” Gowdy finished.