Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer suffered a stinging counterattack this week from the NO-NONSENSE Trey Gowdy.
Gowdy’s voice dripped with contempt as he put a dagger into Schumer’s inflated self-image.
For a man so obviously filled with pride and arrogance, this could not have been easy for old Chucky. Like most Democrats, Schumer thinks his every utterance should be treated as if it came from Pharaoh. So when he condescendingly demanded the Republicans replace House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes over the Trump wiretapping investigation, he thought he was saying something important. Here’s what he said:
Chairman Nunes is falling down on the job, and seems to be more interested in protecting the president than in finding the truth…without further adieu, Speaker Ryan should replace Chairman Nunes.”
What’s with the French lingo? I didn’t seem to impress Trey Gowdy. Here’s how he responded:
“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 is [supposed] to do.”
“I wish Senator Schumer and some of the other Democrats would be interested in the authenticity and reliability of the underlying data [rather than] the means by which it was acquired,” Gowdy said.
He also commented that he doesn’t care whether Nunes went to “the White House or Waffle House” in the conduct of his investigation. It turns out that Nunes had to go to the White House to get a secure location within which to view classified intelligence.
Gowdy drove home the obvious point that the source or location of the information is not what’s important so much as the information itself.
He also commented that Congress is at a “strange place” if the chairman of the intelligence committee can be criticized for updating the president on classified matters that have come to his attention. He ended with this understated twist of the dagger:
“We’re not going to take advice from Chuck Schumer on who our chairman should be,” he said.
We all know what Schumer is trying to do. He’s employing the same tactics that have worked so brilliantly for Democrats in the pre-Trump era. Act like you own the place and treat Republicans like dirt. They’re beginning to realize that Trump is causing a new level of aggressiveness in Republicans. It’s another reason why they HATE him so much.
Sorry about the hurt pride Chuck, but get used to it!