Trey Gowdy went on Fox News and just embarrassed the Democrats best hope to beat Trump in 2020, Elizabeth Warren. Look, Trey doesn’t usually hit back this hard but Warren went after him first and for no good reason.
It is clear and has been for some time that Warren will run in 2020 and to boost her status and get publicity (after her presidential launch in Iowa did neither) she went after Trey.
Enter Trey Gowdy. From Fox News: The former congressman appeared Monday on “The Story” and said he isn’t lobbying at all, and that Warren should have given him a call if she wanted to know his plans after public service.
“She could say ‘hey, what are you gonna do? I’m getting ready to criticize you,'” he told Martha MacCallum. “I need to decide which thing to criticize you for.”
He said that he doesn’t mind the criticism, but does take offense to her being “loose” with her facts.
“She’s running for president of the United States and she kicks it off by making a demonstrably false allegation against a former colleague,” he said. “I don’t get it.”
Gowdy had also responded to Warren’s comment soon after she tweeted it, suggesting she could have been “cracking open a beer” when the announcement of his new position was made.
The comment appeared to be a jab at a recent Instagram livestream, during which Warren stopped interacting with users to point out that she was going to grab a beer.
“I was just struck by the authenticity and the naturalness of that. Wow,” he said to Warren’s humiliation.
From Red State: Trey Gowdy is from South Carolina and is no longer a member of Congress. Elizabeth Warren is from Massachusetts and is running for president. In ordinary times those things would not be vaguely related. But these are not ordinary times.
Yesterday, the Daily Caller ran sort of a puff-piece on Gowdy and what lies ahead for him:
Trey Gowdy revealed his post-Congress plans Thursday.
The former Republican South Carolina representative will join Nelson Mullins, the South Carolina-based law and lobbying firm announced.
Gowdy, 54, worked at Nelson Mullins through 1994, when he left the firm to become an assistant federal prosecutor.
Joining Gowdy at Mullins’s white collar defense and government investigations team are his longtime chief of staff, Cindy Crick, and Sheria Clarke, the former staff director for the House Oversight Committee, which Gowdy chaired.
For reasons known only to her and possibly her medicine man, Elizabeth Warren used that article as a launching point to attack Gowdy as unethical.
She tweeted out: “@TGowdySC foamed at the mouth with power in Congress, then retired because he claimed he didn’t enjoy it. Now it’s clear: Trey Gowdy just wanted a fat lobbyist paycheck. That should be illegal.”
“We need a lifetime ban on lobbying for members of Congress. And fix the swiss cheese def of “lobbying” so anyone who gets paid to influence Washington has to register. Public service shouldn’t be a launching pad for guys like @TGowdySC & @JoeLieberman to enrich themselves.”
Enter Trey Gowdy:
.@ewarren I’m not lobbying. Not now. Or ever. Perhaps you were cracking open a beer when that was announced. Don’t mind your criticisms. Just be more sensitive to facts.
— Trey Gowdy (@TGowdySC) January 4, 2019