During his latest appearance on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday night, Rep. Trey Gowdy R-S.C., who was selected to chair the special House of Representatives' committee charged with exclusively investigating the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack and its aftermath, mentioned that he received death threats from unknown individuals.
Gowdy has been vocal about his desire to get to the bottom of the alleged cover up by President Barack Obama and his minions of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission that left four dead Americans including a U.S. ambassador.
Besides Gowdy, members of the news media have also received emails threatening the life of the former criminal prosecutor now in his second term in Congress. For example, reporters at Politico, an arguably left-leaning Internet publication, said that they received a warning that Rep. Gowdy would be hurt because of his investigation of Benghazi. Other members of the news media have also said they received similar emails.
The 49-year-old Gowdy was chosen to take charge of the ongoing investigation that has allegedly been hampered by political shenanigans by the White House, the State Department, and other Obama administration members, not to mention the constant political maneuvering of the entire Democratic Party including Congress, according to an Examiner report.
“I want to see every single solitary relevant material document. In fact I want to see everything for which there can be any argument it is relevant and then we can judge whether it is material," he told Greta Van Susteren.
“And by the way, I’m not interested in redacted documents or an over classification. I want the documents. So I want all of the evidence. And then people can draw different conclusions from those facts in evidence. But you can’t draw conclusions if you don’t have all the facts. And what this committee is going to do is, once and for all, lay out all the facts and then your jury can draw whatever inferences and conclusions they want to,” said Gowdy.
The Capitol Police, the agency charged with protecting Senators and Congressmen have acknowledged they are conducting a full investigation into the threats and will follow leads in an effort to identify and apprehend the email writer or writers.
Gowdy has the reputation of being a tough prosecutor and his not shy about voicing his opinions no matter how politically-incorrect. For example, he once said openly that he thought Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is "mind-numbingly stupid."