Rep. Trey Gowdy stood by his colleague, Chairman Devin Nunes, even after Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have demanded his resignation due to uncertainty over whether he can continue to serve as an impartial arbiter.
Speaking to Fox News’s Martha McCallum, Gowdy said Nunes hasn’t done anything wrong in his efforts to investigate allegations that the previous administration spied on the Trump campaign.
“I just love it when Senator Schumer gives Republicans advice on what we ought to do,” Gowdy said. “Devin is doing exactly what the chairman ought to do. When you have a source that has information, you handle that information safely, securely, which is exactly what he did. I wish Senator Schumer and some of the other Democrats would be more interested in authenticity and the reliability of the underlying data and not the means by which it was acquired.”
He also said it shouldn’t matter where the information came from, as long as it’s true.
“Whether it was the White House or Waffle House, what difference does it make if the information is reliable and authentic? It just so happens that Devin had to do it this way. So, we’re not going to take advice from Chuck Schumer on who our chairpeople ought to be.”