Rep. Trey Gowdy eviscerates President Obama’s ‘smidgen of corruption’ claim

During their pre-Super Bowl interview last week, President Obama boldly told Bill O’Reilly there was ‘not a smidgen of corruption’ in the cases involving the IRS targeting conservatives. Yesterday, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) blasted the President’s claims during a hearing of the House Oversight And Government Reform Committee on the IRS scandal.

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While addressing two TEA Party leaders who appeared before the committee to share their experience with the IRS, Rep. Gowdy asked:

GOWDY: The president says there’s not a ‘smidgen’ of criminality or corruption. Do either of you remember seeing a witness named Lois Lerner, sitting at the very table y’all are sitting at? Do you remember her invoking her Fifth Amendment privilege? The same privilege that she targeted some of your groups for trying to educate people about? Some of your groups just want to simply educate people about the Constitution — the one she availed herself of the very second she was exposed to criminal investigation. So how can the president say there’s not a ‘smidgen’ of criminality when Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment? Forty-one witnesses haven’t been interviewed, including the two who are here right now! How can he possibly draw that conclusion?

“He’s connecting dots that you can’t even connect,” Pat said.

“Trey Gowdy is a good, good man,” Glenn added. “I’ve talked to Trey Gowdy, and… I think he’s really led by God and he listens. He is there to stand where he’s supposed to stand.”

Watch Rep. Gowdy’s heated assessment below:

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  • landofaahs

    Actually Obama would have made a good spy because he can lie with impunity and it bothers him nothing. But then again, maybe he is.

  • landofaahs

    Trey did not eviscerate Obama, he just told the truth and that eviscerated Obama.

  • Anonymous

    There is way beyond a “smidgen” of corruption with the gang of lunacy in DC. Add to that endless lying on national tv about obamascam, spying and running roughshod over the Constitution and it makes Nixon look like a choir boy. Nixon, to his credit, had the good grace and character to resign over one “smidgen” of corruption. Obama lies endlessly, yet he’s still sitting in DC and doesn’t have the good sense to resign. A true narcissist.

  • Water Dude

    Considering human nature, we are likely to remain unsatisfied with a vast impersonal civilization that neither satisfies primitive instincts nor appears to deliver predictable order.

  • Anonymous

    Question when seletively not enforcing obama care to certain groups then you are enforcing to other groups is this not discriminating for obama political gains ??? Or selectively time when a law to be enforce to certain groups is this not discriminating again for political gain??????????????

  • Difcan’s Avatar

    When you take this smidgen of corruption, or criminality as Trey dog so eloquently put it, and add it to the smidgen surrounding, Benghazi, the smidgen from fast and furious, the smidgen related to the Boston bombing, and the smidgen involving the NSA you might have enough corruption to form a mass of infinite crap, which when compressed into an infinitesimal space, represented by the media coverage, you actually are left with a singularity so powerful nobody can see past it’s event horizon. Be carefully how close you get to studying this behavior; you may be sucked in and never heard from again.

    Are these black hole puns doing anything for anybody?

  • Anonymous

    Unlike the totalitarianism upon which collectivist systems of thought depend, republics of the individualist conception rely upon morality.