The man tagged “The Carolina Cougar” for his go-for-the-juggler-style of both politics and his practice of law, Representative Harold “Trey” Gowdy III flashed his proverbial fangs and claws in a Capitol Hill showdown. As reported by the right-of-center news portal Mediaite on June 23, 2014, a rather fiery Gowdy ripped into beleaguered IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
As reported by MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin on May 9, 2014, just about every biography of Rep. Harold W. “Trey” Gowdy III (R-SC) begins with the fact that the Congressman’s professional career began as the U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina, soon to be followed by his election as a South Carolina District Attorney. The politics beat reporter for the left-leaning network made note that Gowdy himself “loves to speak in the language of the courtroom.”
True to form, when the Carolina Gamecock appeared last Wednesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Gowdy used a courtroom metaphor when asked if his committee’s investigation could run into 2016, “when Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time of the Benghazi attack, could be running for president.”
On the heels of Barack Obama dismissively claiming on Feb. 2, 2014 in an interview with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News (video below) that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the probe of the IRS against members of the Tea Party as well as other conservative groups, The Daily Calleris reporting on Feb. 5, 2014 that an incriminating e-mail has surfaced that very well could prove that he, at a minimum, spoke out of turn regarding the ongoing investigation.