Watch what happens when Trey Gowdy stands up against witness in IRS scandal that refuses to answer questions

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The Democrats brought in an expert witness to weigh in on whether or not a special counsel needs to be appointed to investigate the IRS scandal, but he didn’t make it very far once Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) started to question him. Gowdy pushed Professor Charles Tiefer to answer whether or not there was a conflict of interest at the Department of Justice when it came to the IRS scandal, and pretty soon there were fireworks. Why does this matter? Because the IRS is being weaponized, and the Obama administration and the Department of Justice seem to be perfectly fine with it.

Gowdy went after Prof. Tiefer for dodging questions about Obama’s statements on the “The O’Reilly Factor”, where he said he didn’t think there was a “smidgen” of corruption at the IRS before the investigation had begun. Since the DOJ ultimately reports up to President Obama, Gowdy wanted to know if Tiefer thought that represented a clear conflict of interest.

“So you don’t think it matters that the chief law enforcement officer of this country, before there is an investigation, while there are emails missing, before he’s analyzed one scintilla of evidence, prejudges and says there’s not a scintilla of corruption. You don’t think that matters,” Gowdy asked.

“You can’t prejudge the outcome of an investigation that hasn’t even started. You can’t do that when you are the chief law enforcement officer of this country,” Gowdy added.

“You want us to expect the outcome of this is going to have any validity or credibility?” he asked.

Gowdy also criticized ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s comments calling conservatives “assholes” and “crazies”.

Watch:

Why does this matter? Glenn said that the administration is weaponizing the IRS against conservatives, a dangerous move that has happened before and will continue to happen until people stand up for their American values over their personal interests.

“Everybody in America should be cheering for Trey Gowdy,” Glenn said. “What does our American value say about using the IRS as a weapon? Our American values say this is wrong. They used it against Martin Luther King. They were using the IRS against Martin Luther King. They were using the Justice Department and the FBI against Martin Luther King, and we all know that’s wrong. It’s wrong.”

“Once that thing is weaponized, you’re over. You are over as a nation. And they are weaponizing it. It’s happened in the past. And what happened in the past? They stopped it, because people rose up and said this is wrong, and they stopped it, but now people in America, half of the country is not rising up.”

Glenn said that right now, there are people in both parties who are likely perfectly fine with the IRS being used as a weapon. The Democrats are fine with it now because they are in power, and Republicans are thinking it will soon be their time and they will get some payback against anyone standing up against the GOP. That is why you don’t see the Lindsey Graham’s or the Mitch McConnell’s of the world leading the charge of this.

“Same with the NSA, because they want that information, because when they have access to it and control of it, they will use it themselves, against me or against you. Doesn’t matter. Anyone who stands against their power,” Glenn said.

“I did it, I looked the other way. My principles should have told me there’s no way you could do the PATRIOT Act. My principles should have told me no, we don’t even have the discussion on torture, but what happened? We were Jack Bauer. What happens if we know there’s a bomb?” Glenn asked. “No. Our values tell us we don’t torture. And when we get to Jack Bauer, what happens?”

“My values should have set off alarm bells,” he added. “No secret trials, no secret courts. You go to a judge and you work within the framework of the Constitution, period.”

“Anything worth doing is hard, and the reason why we are in so much trouble as a nation is because no one knows what we stand for anymore. We don’t even know what we stand for.”

“What are our values? There’s a few of them, torture is tough. There’s a few of them that are easy. The IRS being weaponized, that’s simple. Or at least it used to be for America. Stop paying attention to our political interests and start worrying about our values.”

  • Anonymous

    Trey Gowdy may be after truth, but he’s an obnoxious disrespectful bully that would rather hear himself rant than let his witness respond. There’s no need for it.

    • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

      Sounds like you.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for noticing it’s like me to prefer civilized and productive discourse over angry grandstanding.

        • not a liberal

          But you only require it from the right – when it comes to progressives, they can call people names; they shout people down, all the things you seem to find uncivilized. You can’t talk out of your butt and mouth at the same time. I mean, you do, but it is what progressives do!

          • Anonymous

            I expect professionalism from both sides.

          • olf

            Your higher education seems useless to you Sir. I think the college ripped you off. They forgot to teach truth and justice is better than made up time wasting.

          • Anonymous

            Well good for you. Then you are all for answering a simple question with a yes or no. I’m glad you are coming around.

        • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

          But again you grandstand every time you post.

    • wolfie

      BS! This administration has stonewalled this investigation from the get go. The American people want answers, and they’re going to get them. If the allegations are true, the president needs to step down, and people need to go to jail.

      • Anonymous

        There should be no animosity toward this witness. He’s a law professor. Disrespecting him is unnecessary and unproductive except for political grandstanding.

        • Vicky DaMota

          The professor, by the way, was brought into say there wasn’t a need for a special prosecutor, and he was making a point. There was complete bias, the professor was absolutely stonewalling, acting like he didn’t understand the questions all the while making a buffoon out of himself.

        • Michael P. Morgan

          One would think, being a professor of law, the educator would have some inkling as to how the law should be applied in this situation. Apparently he does not, but then again, Mr. Obama, a Constitutional law lecturer, does not seem to have an understanding of the Constitution. It seems to be pervasive throughout this administration. Like him or not, Mr. Gowdy seems to be able to get to the core of a problem quickly and pointedly. Not a bad thing, i think.

          • Anonymous

            This guy is a professor of law? He must have been sick the day they taught law, in law school!

            steve

          • Anonymous

            I am a north GA redneck and I know nothing about the law but I did understand Trey’s first question. So why does this so called law professor have a problem understanding the first question?

          • Anonymous
        • olf

          You are correct. He should not have been sent. Lerner, Holder, Reid and Obama should be on trial there. Not this fake lawyer shill.

        • G-TownHacker

          Landree, you wouldn’t know what political grandstanding was if it slapped you up side the head. Political grandstanding is the president telling a billion people on world wide television that there isn’t a smidgen of corruption going on at the IRS concerning them suppressing Conservative groups; especially in light of Lois Lerner taking the 5th (you know? that thing people do in order to keep from incriminating themselves?) Not to mention the missing emails and the emails that have been recently uncovered on her Blackberry, showing her clear bias; so I would definitely say that what the president was doing was grandstanding and using his position and that platform at the Super Bowl Halftime Interview to taint the jury of public opinion. So get real, pal. And as for showing this witness disrespect and animosity? You clearly don’t have a grasp as to how cross examinations are undertaken to a potential hostile witness (not hostile as in mean but hostile as in evasive). What Gowdy did was totally necessary and totally productive. He took the Democratic witness, who was there to say that a Special Counsel wasn’t needed, and he asked him questions that if he answered correctly; would have left no doubt that a Special Counsel is most definitely warranted in this case. So he just double talked and babbled and made himself sound like a fool through the answers.

        • Anonymous

          You get respect when you deserve respect. Dodging the questions does not earn you respect and that is clearly what this so called law professor is doing.

    • Sherrie

      Have you not been inside to courts….it does get ugly, but it gets results. If were him, I would get frustrated too because this idiot is trying to evade the questions for fear of getting caught up in their own doing

      • Anonymous

        He’s frustrated because he’s not given an opportunity to reply, not because he’s evading questions. Gowdy just doesn’t like the answer.

        • Anonymous

          That man should not have been in that meeting. That meeting, much like a Grand Jury, is there to decide if there is enough evidence to warrant a special investigator and prosecutor. That can only be decided by looking at the evidence. That witness’s opinion was totally irrelevant because it had no bearing on the strength of the evidence.

          • olf

            Absolutely true.

        • jbookerx5

          Did you ever think that maybe Gowdy is the frustrated one who is tired of all the lies from the administration? I wouldn’t give the guy a break either, its one lie after another.

        • Something Is Wrong

          Actually, he is avoiding the questions. He’s being asked several yes/no questions and when asked, he goes off into his personal opinion on relevancy. It is not up to the witness to decide relevance, but to answer questions. Not answering the simple questions that are being asked is evasion.

        • davspa

          I have seen other videos where Gowdy did that, yes, but did not think that was the case here. I would rather have him than not as a prosecutor, though, because he is tough as nails, and won’t back down. He will get to the truth.

        • Anonymous

          How much time does it take to say yes or no? That’s all he had to do. Yes or No. But oh no he wants to go dancing through the minefield and he gets his rear end handed to him. That’s the way it works.

    • abby

      I’d much rather listen to him than the empty suit that takes 20 minutes to put a sentence together….

      • Anonymous

        Me to. Better than all that, I’d like to hear honest and constructive questions and answers instead of political grandstanding.

        • olf

          Sir we have had enough of beating around the bush and evading truth. They clearly would not know how t be truthful if their own life depended on it. Why ? They spend their whole life believing unfounded lies designed to fool folks who they believe to be isn’t smart enough to know the difference.
          Landre it would be benefit you to stop the game playing you espouse on a daily bases. On the other hand maybe you believe the BS stuff the teachers put out. Have a nice day

        • Anonymous

          Constructive questions! All of them sounded constructive to me. No problem with the questions but there was a huge problem with the answers.

      • Bob Cannell

        in all fairness, his CPU is running about twice as fast as the empty suit.

    • Michele Barnes

      You obliviously have NEVER been in a court room with a Prosecutor trying to get the truth heard… Disrespectful? You’re obnoxious opinion is just what you said above…. there’s no need for it.

      • Anonymous

        This professor is not on trial. He’s been asked to testify and deserves the respect of being allowed to respond.

        • Michele Barnes

          He’s not on trial, but being that Gowdy was/is a trial lawyer… I’m sure glad he’s the one asking the questions! Maybe, just maybe we’ll get some answers. You are just being a pansy.

          • Anonymous

            If he was good, Gowdy could get answers and be respectful.

          • Anonymous

            What planet are you living on? Have ANY of these people given answers?: Clinton, Lerner, Koskinen, Holder …. and the list goes on. ALL these people are obfuscating because they are hiding something. And another thing, respectful? When the hell have any of you treated Sarah Palin, George Bush, etc., respectfully? Sod off, creep.

          • Anonymous

            I’ve never treated Palin or Bush disrespectfully, despite how Palin’s portrayed herself.

          • Anonymous

            He was both. Good, and respectful to a witness who was avoiding answering direct questions. Understanding the correlation is not necessary to answer a simple yes/no question. The witness was hostile, Gowdy was persistent and consistently on-point.

          • musikman71

            I agree with what Gowdy was saying, but this is a complicated situation that doesn’t always allow for a simple yes or no. It’s called a nuanced answer. Ever heard of it? I hate yes or no questions frankly. Because if you say a simple yes or no without getting to explain your answer they’re simply cornering you into the answer the questioner wants you to give. I do agree with Gowdy. I do agree with Beck in his video. But..to simply dismiss because he wasn’t willing to just say yes or no is a little ridiculous to me. Let them have a true back and forth where they explain their positions in a civil manner.

            I’m wondering how many of you demanding the truth were so vehement when it came to answering questions about the lies that led us into the Iraq War. I agree that Obama is out of control but so was Bush. Can we finally, as Beck so eloquently stated, stop putting political interests before what’s best for our country and in front of our values…for once…please???

          • Anonymous

            He clearly stated that he would be able to explain his answer after giving it. The professor was simply not willing to answer the questions. There was no issue of forcing only a yes or no.

            Further, there was not a single “complicated” question asked. That’s a poor excuse for failing to provide a responsive response.

          • musikman71

            Yes and every time he started to respond he talked over him. I heard him say that. I see no evidence that if he had started his answer with a simple yes or no that the result would have been different

          • olf

            I agree. We must get back to basics of the principles, percepts, right and wrong decision making that should be universal to all.
            For getting what’s behind a focus on the future good for all. Some don’t like principles because it exposes what they want to hide. God Bless truth.

          • Anonymous

            Is sugar sweet? Yes or no. Now we don’t need for you to tell us why sugar is sweet. If we want to know that we will look it up later. It’s simple, just answer the question which was put before you.

          • G-TownHacker

            musikman71, are you really saying that it’s a complicated situation to discern if there could be a “smidgen” of corruption going on here with the IRS and thus warranting a Special Counsel? Because that’s what the professor was there to refute. Lois Lerner has plead the 5th for a reason. Pertinent emails were lost; how convenient. Hard drives were destroyed. And finally smoking gun emails were found on Lerner’s Blackberry indicating a definite bias in her position of granting 501c statuses to groups; yet the president tries to throw a preemptive strike by claiming there isn’t a smidgen of corruption?? Come on man. Gowdy told the witness he would be able to explain his answers once he answered the question. A good prosecutor like Gowdy already knows the answers to the questions before they are asked. He, along with the rest of America, is tired of political double talk, and he is trying to get to the bottom of the matter; because you see sir, what Gowdy is doing is indeed in the best interest of our country. Somebody has to do the dirty work; and it appears that he doesn’t mind. Unless of course you would like him to stay silent and allow the Obama administration to continue to run roughshod over citizens’ rights?

          • musikman71

            Yes I’m saying it’s complicated and certainly more complex than “is sugar sweet?” like the previous response suggested. I’m saying that when I’m asked yes or no questions I feel that the questioner is trying to trap me into a specific answer so they can say “AH HA!! So you DO agree!” without affording the answer any context or nuance. It’s a typical political tactic that both sides do.

            And look..I agree with Gowdy and you that they are out of control. I’m simply referring to the handling of the questioning. This is NOT a trial. He’s a trial lawyer yes. But this could have been handle better I think.

          • Terry Tedford

            Not a pansy, just not well advised in litigation… Just try and understand it instead of judging one that is trying to pull America back from the brink.

        • Vicky DaMota

          remember…. he is under oath, he just isn’t very good at trying to dance around the truth. It doesn’t suit him well.

          • musikman71

            Who’s truth? These political discussions get tricky when one side thinks their truth = the truth. I happen to agree with Gowdy. But as I’ve stated above..I think there is nuance to some of these answers that a simple yes or no does not allow for.

    • David Kiepper

      He gets results, and he has to be like that because all these people will do is dance around the questions until they can get out of the hearing. He corners them and he gets answers. We need more people like him.

    • Jeffrey Coven

      If the witness would respond instead of trying to filibuster I might agree with you. He was being asked for a yes or no answer.

    • Terry Tedford

      He is tired of all the deception and lies that are intended to confuse the facts! Look at all the witnesses that have evaded to answer even one question with a yes or no. He has to make the point all the way to ground zero to deal with the witnesses to make his point. I thank God that he is able to keep the focus it takes to pound out the relevant points of law and procedures.

    • Daddio

      Then answer the question, it’s yes or no!

    • Anonymous

      Not at all. The professor was brought in for a specific purpose, which was being refuted. The professor refused to answer simple yes/no questions either with or without a followup explanation. When a witness will not answer questions, they should expect this.

    • olf

      Sir, That’s how to seek truth when you are talking to dishonest, evasive,( so supposed to be highly educated ) that operate without principles of truth and justice for all. The trouble with the leftist / progressives they think they are smarter, above the law, and the ends justify means when they lie to we the people and God. Trey is a man of honorable character is not afraid to stand for righteousness. God Bless men / women of true honor.

    • http://spsrchaplain.org Ward Clinton

      Disrespectful? You’ve gotta be kidding! He held that dishonest scoundrel’s feet to the fire, as he should have.

    • Anonymous

      What there is no need for is having to spend Congressional time and Taxpayer money trying to prove something that any reasonable person has already figured out…except of course the lock step liberals in this country who will sit there and act dumb for days instead of admitting that a federal tax collection agency at a minimum should keep its filthy snout out of politics….and maybe if it spent as much genuine focused outrage and fury at the unholy multi-BILLION dollars worth of FRAUDULENT tax refund checks it spews out each year then something could be done about that hideous waste.

      Lois Lerner is a political hack. Her stupid planted audience question with her stupid predetermined answer of “We apologize for that” is only a scratch mark on the surface of this entire IRS nonsense. That miserable schmuck.

      So let me reiterate something there REALLY is no need for…and that is the perennial gushing artery of fraud involving the refundable federal tax credits that millions of underachieving half stepping people receive every year come Uncle Sam Earned Income Tax Credit time. Over 135 BILLION dollars worth of fraud in the past decade alone. That is more than the entire sum of the Internal Revenue Service annual operating budget for the past same decade.

      ….and all you want to do is nit pick Trey Gowdy about what there’s no “need” for? SMEH….your indignant tone is selective liberal obfuscation in and of itself…..

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    The Government could care less about our rights.

    • Nicholas John Hilzinger

      *couldn’t

  • Sherrie

    #treygowdyrocks

  • Erick Espiritu

    Trey Gowdy, is AWESOME!!!

  • Anonymous

    I want Trey Gowdy for our president!

  • Jamie Penter

    I would vote for him for president.

    • Anonymous

      I would rather see him doing what he is doing, blocking these lawless pos’s and calling their hand. He is one sharp guy.

      • http://www.jamesehorn.com/ Jim Horn

        As Prez, he’d be busting some serious balls.

      • Denise

        I 2nd that notorious!!

    • olf

      Amen

  • Otto Lassiter

    Gowdy is impressive.
    This Nation needs someone like him running it right now.

    • Anonymous

      We could use a slew of Trey Gowdys!

      • Otto Lassiter

        Absolutely.

  • justtryingtomakeit

    I’m so glad there is at least one person in Washington with some sense! Thank you Mr. Gowdy!

    • Mike Gascho

      me too .. please we need more !

    • Anonymous

      I’m glad there is at least one person in Washington who has some guts. The rest are to worried about their next election. Trey Gowdy may just turn the tide on Obama!

      • Bob Young

        and integrity

  • http://www.web-fx.com Phil Davis

    The professor sounds like the Guy with the stapler on Office Space… I think they need to let him go back to his cubicle… in the basement..

  • Mitch Powell

    Gowdy sucks

    • Thomas Stump

      Sorry about the way he “man-handled” your dad today…

    • Bevo Aggiestomper

      You would have to stand on your boyfriend’s shoulders to kiss Rep. Gowdy’s *ss.

    • olf

      Only if you want to avoid truth.

  • Duke LaCroix

    This guy is an imbecile. Not only is he a poor example of the legal profession, but he ducks standards of law for political preference. Whether or not he and I agreed on a particular item in a given lecture, I was appalled at his level of preferential treatment and outright bias of his personal opinions over a number of basic legal ethics issues.

    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=482704

    • Anonymous

      The rule of law was discarded many years ago and it has been replaced by the rule of rulers. If we are to believe anyone from the ruling class who has brought a professor of law in to back them up, then we need to find out who that professor is and if that professor believes in the rule of law, or the rule of rulers. Gowdy answered that question for us by exposing him for who he is. If you don’t agree with my position, them maybe I would like to replace you in yours.

      • Duke LaCroix

        Yes. Americans desire a Ruling Elite.

        • http://spsrchaplain.org Ward Clinton

          Only the foolish ones desire that; unfortunately there seems to be a lot of them.

    • olf

      They weren’t personal opinions. They were topics in the investigation. Trey made clear what the issues were and why the needed to move ahead and that the guy wasn’t going to brush I off and walk out. A good lawyer does his job and you know that. Why do you make excuses for those folks ? We must have truth and justice no matter who doesn’t like it.

  • Ferrari fan

    Gowdy does not play around, I love this guy!

  • Rework Oh Ryan

    Gowdy 2016!

    • Anonymous

      I’d rather that he be the next AG in a Republican administration. Much more qualified for that! Cheers.

      • Anonymous

        I’d like to see him appointed as Special Prosecutor in the next Republican controlled house-senate and administration.

    • Anonymous

      More like 2020 or 2024. The Good Oleboys Party will most likely nominate some one who was passed over for nomination in 2012. Maybe Rick Perry or Rick Santorum in 2016. That’s how they roll.

  • Firstallie

    Sure wish we had a whole congress of Trey Gowdys

  • Cameron Covey

    I’ll never get into an argument with Gowdy, that’s for sure.

  • Mac

    Mr. Gowdy is a prosecutor, Why would any attorney want to answer hypothetical questions? He is a bully grandstanding.

    • Anonymous

      The Dems discarded the rules long ago. So why should Gowdy be their sucker and play by the ones they don’t play by. The media is the only court they respect. And they use it well outside the boundaries of anything written or otherwise.
      When a shill is brought into the house for an exhibition, his intellect is the only credential he brings with him. He was exposed for the fraudulent shill he is. Trey Gowdy not only has a right to do that. But, as a lawmaker in his position, he had a solemn obligation to do so.

    • Marilyn Martina

      Hypothetical questions are used often in courtroom scenarios and other venues where issues need to be defined, like in this case. Mr. Gowdy was right on point.

    • olf

      They were not hypothetical, that was part of the case. There own people said those foolish statements.

  • Michael Keller

    Doesn’t it say in the constitution and in the amendment itself that it is the power and authority of congress to collect taxes? Why then is it that the executive branch has the authority and power to do so? Doesn’t that mean that under the executive branch the IRS is unconstitutional and should in fact be under the direct control of congress?

    • Volunteer

      Interesting take on this. I had never thought about it. One thing is for sure, the founders did not mean for there to be an income tax so you see how our Constitution has been changed (destroyed?) due to progressivism.

      • Anonymous

        They warned of the dangers of Direct taxation. It was always supposed to be indirect i.e. Consumption based taxes…

        • Anonymous

          That only works up to a point where the government is providing only basic essential services in a not very technologically-advanced society, or one where “defense” is basically not very necessary (such as in Canada or Mexico, who have been hiding under the U.S. umbrella for a century, for free).

          If the US did it, with our huge defense setup covering the whole world, and the massive social welfare system, just using indirect taxes, tariffs or duties would fall very short of the mark. Consumption-based taxes have their own set of drawbacks, as we see from the massive cheating in Britain’s Value Added Tax.

          One advantage of our current income tax is that, except for very large corporations, it’s massively easy to CHEAT. If one is reasonable clever and not overly greedy, the odds of getting caught are massively thin.

          • Trisha Holmeide

            What we need is our government to return to the confines of of the constitution so there wouldn’t be all these out of control spending programs nor the massive opportunities for corruption nor the illogical/immoral and un-patriotic excuse for tax evasion in the first place.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, but it was legal since it was passed by Congress and ratified by more than enough States than were needed.

        We may not like it, but the Founders wrote in a provision to amend the Constitution, and it was used properly and legally — though there are a lot of weird, loony websites that claim otherwise.

    • Anonymous

      As much as I despise Obama (and the IRS), the currrent arrangement is Constiutionally sound (the income tax amendment was properly ratified), and even though Congress passes the tax codes as part of its legislative function, it is the Executive Branch’s responsibility to IMPLEMENT the laws that Congress passes. That’s why the Justice Dept, FBI, ATF, Secret Service, etc., are under the Executive Branch.

      Basic stuff from Civics class.

      • Anonymous

        The SCOTUS has never heard to my knowledge the constitutionality of the 16th amendment nor has it looked at the ratification process but Bill Benson has and has found several problems.

        The Premise

        The federal government rests its authority to collect income tax on the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution—the federal income tax amendment—which was allegedly ratified in 1913.

        “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”

        —The 16th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

        After an extensive year-long nationwide research project, William J. Benson discovered that the 16th Amendment was not ratified by the requisite three-fourths of the states and that nevertheless Secretary of State Philander Knox had fraudulently declared ratification.

        It was a shocking revelation; it reached deep to the core of our American system of government.

        The Discovery

        Article V of the U.S. Constitution defines the ratification process and requires three-fourths of the states to ratify any amendment proposed by Congress. There were fourty-eight states in the American Union in 1913, meaning that affirmative action of thirty-six was necessary for ratification. In February 1913, Secretary of State Philander Knox proclaimed that thirty-eight had ratified the Amendment.

        In 1984 Bill Benson began a research project, never before performed, to investigate the process of ratification of the 16th Amendment. After traveling to the capitols of the New England states and reviewing the journals of the state legislative bodies, he saw that many states had not ratified. He continued his research at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.; it was here that Bill found his Golden Key.

        This damning piece of evidence is a sixteen-page memorandum from the Solicitor of the Department of State, among whose duties is the provision of legal opinions for the Secretary of State. In this memorandum, the Solicitor lists the many errors he found in the ratification process.

        These four states are among the thirty-eight from which Philander Knox claimed ratification:

        California: The legislature never recorded any vote on any proposal to adopt the amendment proposed by Congress.

        Kentucky: The Senate voted on the resolution, but rejected it by a vote of nine in favor and twenty-two opposed.

        Minnesota: The State sent nothing to the Secretary of State in Washington.

        Oklahoma: The Senate amended the language of the 16th Amendment to have a precisely opposite meaning.

        When his project was finished at the end of 1984, Bill had visited the capitol of every state from 1913 and knew that not a single one had actually and legally ratified the proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution. Thirty-three states engaged in the unauthorized activity of altering the language of an amendment proposed by Congress, a power that the states do not possess.

        Since thirty-six states were needed for ratification, the failure of thirteen to ratify was fatal to the Amendment. This occurs within the major (first three) defects tabulated in Defects in Ratification of the 16th Amendment. Even if we were to ignore defects of spelling, capitalization and punctuation, we would still have only two states which successfully ratified.

        • Anonymous

          Wow! That’s a real eye opener. Tell Trey Gowdy. He’ll know what to do.

  • jbookerx5

    I love a man with his body parts.

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully, you are looking at the next attorney general in a Republican administration. To you naysayers and critics below, sod off.

  • Anonymous

    The professor DOES sound like a cartoon character. Specifically Underdog before taking his energy pills.

  • Dumeman

    Boy, I would not want to go up against Trey Gowdy in a courtroom. A Congressman with actual cojones.

    He is very good and absolutely within his responsibility to go after these recalcitrant witnesses (that are testifying under oath).

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely, correct.

    • Anonymous

      Mr. Gowdy is a former prosecutor. I suspect he was very good.

  • Anonymous

    i’d like to see trey in a death cage with odumba. saweet.

  • Anonymous

    Trey Gowdy, I trust him! I like his tenacity and fearlessness going up against these anti-American treasonous bastards! President material, oh Hell yes! I’d vote for him right now and let him loose to kick some ass in the s**thole of America’s capital Washington, Devils Covenant! Satan is in the White House and all his imps and demons are in both houses! Trey needs to do a big exorcism as President!

  • Jerome NY

    Imagine this man as our US Attorney General.

  • landofaahs

    Close down the IRS.

  • Nancy Robbins

    This Professor is really rather stupid., isn’t he?

    • Bevo Aggiestomper

      he must be from harvard.

  • Scott FitzGerald

    Love Trey Gowdy, but I think he’s too smart to run for president.

  • Anonymous

    Finally a person that puts it like it is and a huge support shout for Trey Gowdy

  • Larry Rolph

    Is he the best law professor they have, he is not even good at dodging questions and I sure pity his students because they are not getting their moneys worth.

    • Anonymous

      You don’t have to be good at answering questions when you are answering them truthfully and have nothing to hide. It’s when you try to hide the facts when the answers get tough.

      • Anonymous

        A-M-E-N, armadilla!!!

      • Anonymous

        That is when Trey Gowdy takes notice. He likes honesty and gets real up set when he sees people are lying or trying to dodge his questions. He is a smart man and tough.

  • Paul Helger

    I would love to see Congressman Gowdy interrogate Obama. In fact, I would pay money to see that one.

    • Anonymous

      Pay per view! That would be a real smackdown.

    • olf

      Me Too !!

    • Michelle

      Nope, wouldn’t work. He’ll just get immediately labeled a racist and turn the whole conversation into an accusation of racism. Besides, the debate would never happen. Pres Obama only allows the soft questions

      • http://spsrchaplain.org Ward Clinton

        Sadly, you are correct.

  • Anonymous

    Trey Gowdy for President!

  • John Schwendler

    America began disappearing at the end of WW II, with the creation and use of both nuclear weapons, and the National Security Act of 1947, which gave Allen Dulles’s CIA un-thought of powers the Founding Fathers never dreamed of.
    America went further down the rabbit hole when it allowed the CIA to intervene in the foreign affairs of other countries, ostensibly to counter Communism, but largely at the behest of Big Business. JFK stepped in and for roughly 1,000 days, tried to derail the national security state, powered by the CIA and supported by the Joint Chiefs, Averill Harriman, Henry Cabot Lodge, publisher Henry Luce, et al.
    At different points in his administration, all refused to obey his directives and eventually planned and carried out the coup d’état in Nov 1963 that eliminated not only JFK, but all the principles America once stood for.
    We turned in an entirely different direction and haven’t looked back, to the tune of some 65,ooo + dead American soldiers, hundreds injured, plus the civilian casualties in the millions in all those foreign countries.
    In trouble as a Nation? You bet. For at least two generations.

  • John Nissen

    where do i mail my campaign contribution for the trey g for pres????

  • Anonymous

    AND N-I-G-E-R OUT OF THE WHTE HOUSE TOO.

  • Gerry L

    I would love to see Mr. Gowdy as Attorney General to straighten all government departments out.

  • Bevo Aggiestomper

    I loved it when he slapped that drooling, bigoted idiot john lewis down.

  • Anonymous

    There are many in the Southland like Mr. Gowdy who are extremely loyal to this country even though we seldom are heard and most often are ridiculed for being exactly what we are..

    • Gaye B. McGinnis

      You’d really be surprised how many northerners think the South is almost a third world nation. They are actually surprised when they see real civilization here. I encountered real bigotry when in a classroom in a northern university because I am from the south.

  • http://www.jamesehorn.com/ Jim Horn

    How did that dipwad “witness” ever qualify for a PHd in law?

    Professional at obfuscation and balderdash is what he is.

    • Anonymous

      Keep in mind that even a clown like Obama can sneak through law school, and if you have Marxist buddies to smooth things along, it’s a cinch.

      Of course, if, like Obama, you faked your way through, you’ll never be able to actually PRACTICE law …. but you can be a Community Organizer, or teach law, neither of which take any knowledge or skill.

  • rickc

    Trey Gowdy is a Patriot , thank you Mr. Gowdy.

  • Anonymous

    Rep. Gowdy would make a WONDERFUL
    President!!! We need a GREAT President to
    get us out of this mess…

  • TheHappyNappy

    Good to see him smack down that crybaby from Georgia too.

    • http://drudgereport.com/ Myles Standish

      Don’t try to stop Mr. Gowdy when he is on a roll! That’s like walking in front of a high-balling freight train!
      He does not recognize the senator from Georgia, nor does he yield. That was a sweet moment!!

  • Anonymous

    Trey Gowdy is playing chess while this bumbling idiot professor is still playing checkers. God bless and keep TG as the Devil’s minions will be dispatched by the Spawn of Satan from the Oval Orifice to destroy him and in failing that they will try to kill him. That is their modus operandi. Ask Hillary about her close friend that was murdered at a key point in the run up to the dem nomination.

  • http://drudgereport.com/ Myles Standish

    There is only one thing I would ask of the Honorable Mr. Gowdy, and that is to please stop shaking your foot so violently under the desk while you are speaking, because it is shaking the heck out of your high-back chair, and creates the illusion you’re shaking in your boots, which we know isn’t the case, but the libs will grab at anything if given the chance.
    Trey Gowdy for Attorney General!

  • Gaye B. McGinnis

    I support Trey Gowdy’s actions and I support Glenn’s statement regarding values.

  • Anonymous

    hands down,he’s my fav!

  • Huladeb

    It’s so hard to get somewhere with logic when progressives won’t be honest. But, if anyone can do it, Trey Gowdy can.

  • Anonymous

    I have never seen a man so suited to define and uphold the principles of Democracy as Rep. Trey Gowdy. He’s not only brilliant, he’s honorable, he’s humble, he’s compassionate, he’s truthful, he’s brave, and so much more. He is the embodiment of GOOD government. If only there were more like him running the country. He reminds me of that movie, “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,” with Jimmy Stewart, fighting for justice till he’s hoarse. I am SO impressed with this man. Do you notice how those guilty politicians melt before his direct questions? They sputter, and are evasive, and dishonest. If only we can clean those unsavory ones out and bring in more like Trey Gowdy, our country can become strong again.

    • Anonymous

      7Lucille1 – I fully agree with you. I am very impressed with this man – he is exactly what this country needs to get back on our feet. He is every bit of what you described him. Hope there are some Republicans that will look at him for the Republican ticket instead of some of the names I see being thrown around.

    • Trisha Holmeide

      I could not agree with you more–except, please identify our form of government as a Representative Republic. Over the last 75 years or so progressives have succeeded in getting Americans to refer to our form of governance as a Democracy–which as every good conservative knows is basically “mob rule,” the worst form of government and a delusionary false promise for the ignorant masses of the proletariat prior to instigating revolution to usher in totalitarian type governance with a vengence.

  • Anonymous

    Very impressive. American people are angry and Trey Gowdy is doing his job and doing it excellently. He makes us proud. We want justice and we want Lois Lerner and anyone else in the IRS and this administration who committed crimes against the American people prosecuted and put away. Thank you to Trey Gowdy. I would also vote for him for president because he stands for the truth. What we have now is a president who looks us in the eyes and lies to us. Obama sickens Americans because he is turning our country into someone we are not. That is him. It is not us. We are angry! Thank you to Trey Gowdy!

  • Lee Wilson

    I agree with Trey Gowdy, it was a tough pill to swallow when I seen him tear in to the Professor. it was an eye opener. if we ever went in to civil war..I would want him on my side..or be on his side. sounds like he has some military under his belt.

  • Tim Rawwson

    I want him for Attorney General.

  • Bob Young

    The “professor” he was questioning should resign his position, and go jump off a bridge, if he wants to save face.

    • http://spsrchaplain.org Ward Clinton

      He’s a typical liberal professor; i strongly suspect that any student that challenges him gets a failing grade or at least loses a few points on the gpa.

  • Anonymous

    Trey Gowdy knows what he is doing – he is one more tough and smart man. He knows the laws and he knows our Constitution. Every position he undertakes he does a top notch job. He would be good in any position he goes after. Would love to see him as Speaker of the House or Attorney General. Think some heads would roll with him in ether spot. Of course, if he should run for president would vote for him there, too.

    • olf

      God Bless You ! Trey Gowdy ! Ill back your play any day of the week.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you. I am really impressed with this man. Never knew much about him until recently. Then I saw him in a hearing and was so impressed with his actions in that hearing. Can’t wait to see him handle the Benghazi hearing. Hoping he will be able to get to the truth in this hearing. The families of the men that were murdered and the American people need to have the truth about this situation. This administration seems to think they don’t have to tell the truth about anything. All we hear out of them is lies, after lies. Keep up listening to all the news and make up your own mind what you want for this country and it’s people. We deserve to have our country back.

  • Wazette Arvizu

    awesome Trey thank you

  • Anonymous

    haaha, look at the chair, he’s shaking his leg, sooooo AnNoYeD!!!! This prof is the biggest weenie I’ve ever seen. If he showed up in my court, I’d leave.

  • thetruthplease

    Trey for Attorney General. Put the justice back in Dept of Justice and watch the vermin scurry.

  • Take 2

    The Forced Affordable Health Care Tax Penalties phase will create an entire Army of collection agents…with major policing power. The low amount of 94$ or 1.5% of gross income ie whatever is higher is a farce. What will happen is a 3.333% increase x 4 rule or 12% + of gross income. It’s meant to be confusing.

  • Anonymous

    Trey Gowdy is awesome. If anyone can get answers it’s him.

  • Victor M. Slone

    We need Trey Gowdy to RUN FOR PRESIDENT!!!

  • Leonardo Reino

    Trey Gowdy is an inspiration. But some of your statements have saddened me Mr. Beck, I think you are starting to loose your way.

  • Anonymous

    We have so few real heroes in positions of power today. Gowdy is the real thing.

  • MrPuzzleBox

    Check out what a former IRS agent has to say about his leaving the IRS because of criminal behavior (that went all the way to the top): http://FreedomAboveFortune.com

  • Anonymous

    Guy reminds me of the employee on ‘Office Space.’ “….this is not my stapler….”

  • summoner ranger

    he just want to play dumb for him, and he got school for it

  • Ken

    Trey sounds good but when are any of these criminals going to get some justice? Trey can talk all month but if there aren’t any consequences for this criminal activity, what good is it?

  • Steve

    I think Congress should pass a law requiring all Federal employees to consent to congressional testimony (like the implied consent for driving) OR lose their federal benefits for a certain period (like a year for each offense). Seems fair. If you can’t explain to the oversight branch how you do your job, maybe you are overpaid…

    • GuestAZ

      They should lose both their JOBS and their pensions….forever.

  • Anonymous

    Who was the Representative from Georgia who tried to interrupt Trey Gowdy? That Representative needs to be voted out of office PERIOD to use Obama’s punctuation mark.

  • empty pockets

    Imagine…Attorney General Trey Gowdy. Later, SCOTUS.

    Imagine a national flat tax collected by the states with the fed portion remitted by state treasurers…and no IRS…weaponized by anyone. All those employees returned to the private sector labor pool. Wanna bet the donations to Dem candidates and causes by them shrinks down to nothing once they aren’t insiders? Not a goal but a pleasant bonus…

  • Anonymous

    Draft Trey for president! Draft Trey for president! Draft Trey for president. He exposes this president, the IRS, the Justice Dept. for what they are. Liars all!

  • Emmitt Blankenship

    WOW…Trey is the MAN…. I like his honesty and character….Man on a mission to see
    if there is a SMIDGEN of wrong doing … HE FOUND ALOT OF SMIDGENS…

  • Jenn

    TREY GOWDY FOR PRESIDENT!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, we need a moron who salivates when his power allows him to speak over people and invents rules by putting words in people’s mouths… you guys want a real tyrant then.

      • Jenn

        how can you say that???….when Trey speaks…PEOPLE SHOULD LISTEN…TREY GOWDY ROCKS AND WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT PRESIDENT!!!

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely.
      My only concern is Gowdy is for Amnesty.
      Don’t believe me? Goggle it.
      He doesn’t say much now, but when being a Republican for Amnesty was cool (before Cantor got a lickin’), Trey was on it.

      • Jenn

        true…

  • Anonymous

    Way to go Trey Gowdy! This country needs you so bad. Your service is appreciated like the soldier on the front lines.

  • Anonymous

    All of we conservatives want Trey for President. We want Judge Jeanine Pirro for AG as well.

  • Anonymous

    Trey Gowdy is absolutely THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD.

  • Anonymous

    Trey Gowdy is an A.H., an obscene body part.

  • Anonymous

    I would support Gowdy for AG.
    But 1st, I would want his REAL stance on Amnesty.
    He has said some things in the recent past that doesn’t give me a warm fuzzy on that issue.

  • Denise

    I respect the fact that Senator Gowdy doesn’t have a hidden agenda. I think he would be more effective in the watch dog capacity then if he became POTUS. He is a man who is passionate about the law of the land and it’s people. Being POTUS the people don’t matter as much as the “party.” I hope he never loses his integrity and continues to show that being a politician isn’t about lying, cheating, and destroying whomever you feel like.

  • Michael

    I really hope Trey Gowdy runs. He would have my vote in a heartbeat. And for the first time in years other countries might finally respect our country and our president.Time to put someone with balls and brains in the White House.

  • Phil Edwards

    Should I EVER need a litigation attorney I want Trey Gowdy! It’s a little hard to tell if Mr. Gowdy is really that brilliant or this other guy is really that stupid…..

  • Kathy Beliveau

    I love this guy!

  • Kathy Beliveau

    He seemed so outraged that his chair was shaking by his foot movements.

  • M. N.

    Prof Tiefer is an idiot – fall on a sword dude…fall on a sword…

  • Marguerite

    We need more people like Trey Gowdy in Washington D.C…

  • Daniel R. Myer

    I want a President who will defend the Constitution, respect the Bill Of Rights, and the laws of The United States Of America, and the process by which they are made; therefore I want this magnificent Patriot, Trey Gowdy as our next President. In the meantime, he will eviscerate these lawless bums now in power.

  • Gregg Weber

    Why is his chair shaking? I hope it’s anger & not fear.

  • Charles Hurst

    Here is the thing. If you have a government that is blatantly ignoring the laws and the constitution and now targeting people like a soft handed Stalin then we are coming close to either being taken over by tyranny or the second Civil War. These little hearings and investigations aren’t enough. People need to go to prison.

    The largest proponent of our demise that I see and have written about in the past
    is our apathy. Fact is people just don’t care—most of them. They hear a story
    of oppression, are enraged for a few seconds and then go back to their reality
    T.V. The Founding Fathers would already be meeting behind closed doors by now.I’ve seen one act of rebellion and that was the gun owners in Connecticut—in a later letter that stated in not so many words that if persecuted there would be
    retaliation. And that’s what needs to be said. If they start coming for us in
    our homes or bank accounts then maybe a few need to water the tree.

    We will see where these investigations go. The end result is people should go to
    prison. Our own president is guilty of manipulating his own law—unilaterally.
    He should be impeached immediately no matter who is in Congress. And if we are
    going to just sit back and watch T.V. and play Fantasy Football then we are
    already lost. Because the Founding Fathers gave everything. Many died penniless
    and on the run after they signed the D of I. If we are to save our country it
    may be time for the Patriots to start thinking they may have to do the same.

    Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE

    • Anonymous

      When I read the comments below, it amazes me that people are calling for this man to be president. A 6 minute video of him questioning a law professor, and we are ready to put him in office, very sad. Your statement is correct sir, I see America as being devided and lost. My heart breaks for our children in the next few years.

  • Anonymous

    The GOP can defund and Impeach, when will the GOP grow up!!

  • G….h.i

    Why is Beck apologizing for pointing out the facts? All Beck is doing is tearing up the conservative base even more.

    I’m sorry but I liked him so much better when he actually reported facts and used the black board.

    It’s one thing to give aid to illegals but it’s another to apologize for doing his job.

    The liberals believe he’s apologizing for all of his lies at fox but he was reporting the facts.

    All he’s doing is giving more legitimacy to hard line progressives and they will use Beck as their new weapon to further demonize the conservative base.

    Doesn’t Beck realize the more he flirts with the left the more he hurts people like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee?

    Just think about it Beck goes off on an apology tour for calling the president racist. Liberals will use that to further beat people down by using beck’s own words against the conservative base.

    Looks like I’ll be tuning into Rush Limbaugh because I do t know how much more of Beck I can take.

    • Yo Mamma

      he is having a breakdown while holding onto his cash he made from hoodwinking the likes of you

      • G….h.i

        Coming from a drone.

        • Yo Mamma

          “he was reporting the facts” maybe to an undereducated ignorant person, but if you want to come off as a pro, please read a few books.

          I for one have told him of some ‘facts’ he didn’t know about because he didn’t read some books. So yes, to him ignorance too is a FACT and speaking of what you know maybe to you its factual, but to others nothing more than lies

          • G….h.i

            So you don’t see the results of OBAMAS failed policies?
            The rest of the world is questioning Obama’s competence and yet Obama is the liberal base because the liberals invested so much into this man.

            What about Sammantha powers do you agree with her remarks when she says we should sanction Israel then give money to Hamas?

            What about Pelosi when she said we need to pass a bill to know what’s in it?

            Explain to me how any of these people are intelligent or even logical?

            Please explain to me how only one person lost a job during the government shut down when the left was fear mongering the country on how apocalyptic it would be if the federal government shut down?

            What about when the Dems fenced off the world war 2 memorials on purpose?

          • David Anderson

            Yo Mamma, keep defending OWE-BOW-MA! You puke lib-turd!

          • Yo Mamma

            David, I don’t want to repeat a post I already made on this site, but I explained the difference between a liTeral and a liBeral.

            I am a LITERAL. There isn’t a liberal bone in my body. But I am fair minded, honest, outspoken and care more about we than me.

            After reading, well more like whizzing through, “David Anderson” many rants, I maintain that he is a juvenile Jewish man.

          • David Anderson

            Yo Yo Mamma is nothing more than an OWE-BOW-MA suk up libTARD! Still blaming Bush, eh? LMMFAO!

          • John Thaddeus

            You are a wasteland of regret! Just my type! 666

          • David Anderson

            Yo Mamma is licking his chops at massive unsettlement in the Middle East and around the world. LibTARDS love crisis.’ Bass-t urd!

          • olf

            We are pleased to have you here Sir. Thank you for coming we are honored. Sir through out your extensive research and impeccable funding in the analogy through which you were able to comprehend the findings that lead to current state of mind that was always in your mind it must have been some thrilling surprise know it was there. In doing so you were able to ascertain that you knowingly got where you thought you were going. I very impressed at your findings, and as a result we all feel so much better than if you hadn’t.
            What a thing to do and see.

      • David Anderson

        You’re a libTARD! So you would know approximately, NOTHING!

    • David Anderson

      Beck is wrong here. He’s changing like the seasons. Sad to see.

  • John Thaddeus

    For the Prof: I m waiting for the other Keebler elves to draw in line behind you professor! Then just before your small commercial ends; madam lerner will present you with the dough ! This is the pivotal moment you simply dip YOUR finger in it and take a lick and HUM; “Hmmm!” As9- Thank you Mr. Trent Gowdy-ROCK

    • David Anderson

      I have no idea what you just said, moron!

  • David Anderson

    Lost almost all respect for Beck due to his latest apology tour. Either continue to fight against Obama or get the hell out, traitor!

    • Yo Mamma

      I prefer fighting against nut jobs like you. Geez imagine the mess we would be in if you got elected president of America.

      Ah, just forgot, America had already 2 bushes and see what good that got you

    • David Anderson

      Yo Mamma is nothing more than an OWE-BOW-MA suk up libTARD! Still blaming Bush, eh? LMMFAO!

    • John Thaddeus

      ooohh Ohoh oo oo o ! You are a very funny funny “lil fool aren’t cha lil’ buddy? Ha!

  • David Anderson

    Cry some more, Beck! You are seriously too emotional for anything.

    • Yo Mamma

      You must be referring to THE SPEAKER

    • John Thaddeus

      oh my! I am impressed on JUST the emphasis you put on HATE! I LOVE you!

  • David Anderson

    I guess since Beck is going backwards, so can we!

  • Caren Rippley-Copson

    Yes I agree that there shoud be a special prosecutor for this case since the Attorney General is incapable and neglectful of doing his job.

  • Dan Andris

    I don’t blame ya’ll for not noticing but 60% of one party plus 10% of another(these are made up numbers anyway) does not equal 70% of the American people.