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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:40 PM

**Breaking** (confirmed): Trey Gowdy has resigned from the House Ethics Cmte!**





Off to find more info-- initially only lots of RW sources reporting in addition to Dworkin (e.g., Daily Caller)



On edit 2: Despite the excitement from Dworkin, as DU poster StevieM and L. Coyote have suggested, this may reflect only Gowdy's assumption of the Oversight Committee Chair. That is certainly the view expressed on conservative sites. Obviously, we'd all like it to reflect something MORE in the offing. I guess we will have to wait and see...

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Reply **Breaking** (confirmed): Trey Gowdy has resigned from the House Ethics Cmte!** (Original post)
hlthe2b Jan 2018 OP
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #1
L. Coyote Jan 2018 #18
Siwsan Jan 2018 #24
L. Coyote Jan 2018 #26
Wwcd Jan 2018 #29
dchill Jan 2018 #49
Irish_Dem Jan 2018 #2
shenmue Jan 2018 #3
PearliePoo2 Jan 2018 #4
underpants Jan 2018 #5
milestogo Jan 2018 #28
MLAA Jan 2018 #33
Historic NY Jan 2018 #6
elleng Jan 2018 #7
hlthe2b Jan 2018 #8
cilla4progress Jan 2018 #9
Mr.Bill Jan 2018 #40
Mike Nelson Jan 2018 #10
quartz007 Jan 2018 #15
L. Coyote Jan 2018 #35
pbmus Jan 2018 #51
RestoreAmerica2020 Jan 2018 #43
tblue37 Jan 2018 #11
MelissaB Jan 2018 #12
StevieM Jan 2018 #13
hlthe2b Jan 2018 #16
not fooled Jan 2018 #32
Plucketeer Jan 2018 #14
vlyons Jan 2018 #17
Chasstev365 Jan 2018 #19
pecosbob Jan 2018 #20
Weed Man Jan 2018 #21
bpositive Jan 2018 #22
brush Jan 2018 #23
kentuck Jan 2018 #25
Wwcd Jan 2018 #27
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #45
roamer65 Jan 2018 #30
trueblue2007 Jan 2018 #31
L. Coyote Jan 2018 #34
orangecrush Jan 2018 #36
Ilsa Jan 2018 #37
lunatica Jan 2018 #38
catbyte Jan 2018 #39
Glimmer of Hope Jan 2018 #41
marble falls Jan 2018 #42
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #44
hlthe2b Jan 2018 #46
mahina Jan 2018 #47
AllyCat Jan 2018 #48
IluvPitties Jan 2018 #50
The Wizard Jan 2018 #52
Auntie Bush Jan 2018 #53
Paladin Jan 2018 #54
hlthe2b Jan 2018 #55

Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:41 PM

1. wow!!!! Happy Day

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:00 PM

18. Not really. Gowdy is now Chair of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

He resigned because of his promotion to that committee.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:08 PM

24. Are those the many stylish 'coiffures' of the ever stylish Mr. Gowdy?

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:15 PM

26. He permanent style is best known as "junior high buzz cut."

He still looks like a clueless junior high kid.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:18 PM

29. Yup.

 

Not a good thing. Unless Mueller? But that hasn't stopped the rats from chewing through the ropes yet.
aaagh

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:55 PM

49. Where is the "Son of Deliverance" cut?

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:42 PM

2. As I keep saying, there will be more resignations. nt

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:42 PM

3. YAY YAY

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:43 PM

4. Something is going on. Now he needs to resign from Congress!

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:43 PM

5. My my, this certainly has been a stormy week

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:17 PM

28. oh yeah

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Response to milestogo (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:21 PM

33. Excellent!

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:46 PM

7. Thanks.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:46 PM

8. Can't get any more official than that. thanks

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:46 PM

9. What I know and recall of him is

how he treated Hillary in her Benghazi testimony. He was venomous!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:23 PM

40. And he came up with nothing.

I love reminding republicans of this everytime they say he should be the next AG, etc.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:47 PM

10. Gee, I wonder if he had a problem with his...

...ethics!

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:54 PM

15. ethics & Gowdy do not mix!

 

Oil & water don't mix either.

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:26 PM

35. Yes.

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 06:56 PM

43. Self-righteous hypocrite

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:48 PM

11. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:51 PM

12. Lordy! I wasn't expecting this.

Thanks for the news.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:52 PM

13. Guys, this isn't good news. He is stepping down because he doesn't have time since he became

Chairman of the House Oversight Committee. That is the committee that the GOP use to target Democratic presidents and presidential candidates. The Ethics Committee handles wayward House members.

Gowdy got rewarded for his work on Benghazi. They are now counting on him to follow in Jason Chaffetz's footsteps.

On Edit: Of course, we shouldn't forget that Hillary obliterated him. But the important thing, from the Republicans' perspective, is that he tried. He proved his total lack of ethics to them.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:55 PM

16. well, that would be a bummer.... n/t

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Response to StevieM (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:21 PM

32. The GOPee's vile scheme

to conduct phony "investigations" of dems in order to smear them and drive down their poll numbers wouldn't work, of course, if the corporate mediaduh didn't give them a platform and confer legitimacy on their efforts.

But by buying into the madness and diligently covering all of these propaganda exercises, the media plays its part by getting the intended message out. Average 'Muricans who just casually listen to the news come away shaking their heads and imbibing the message that there is wrongdoing by the targets and that both parties are equally corrupt.

Oh, and of course, the GOPee hucksters who will be the puppetmasters for gowdy will be covering up and failing to investigate GOPee criminal activities, i.e. actual scandals.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:52 PM

14. One less

 

shithole!

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:59 PM

17. Perhaps he realizes that so many Rethuglicans are in danger

of ethics violations based on the Mueller investigation. He doesn't want to be on the hook to look into their crimes.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:01 PM

19. Oh, Happy Day!

 

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:03 PM

20. Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay

No more Gowdy Doody Show...so sad.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:05 PM

21. I'd rather see him resign from his Congressional position immediately

 

As a condition of his resignation being accepted, he has to turn over all of his assets to the U.S. Treasury.

Otherwise, he can rot in Congress until his ass gets officially booted out this November, taking consequences of all of his actions.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:06 PM

22. Good start

Now resign and move to Russia- your kind is welcomed there.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:06 PM

23. Something is up. Mueller's people probably contacted him.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:13 PM

25. Maybe he thinks he might need to spend more time on this Committee??

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:16 PM

27. He's either replacing Sessions or he got a message from Mueller

 

There was talk of Gowdy replacing Sessions if Jeffy was asked to resigned.

Fk I wish this was all past tense by now.
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Response to Wwcd (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:25 PM

45. In that case, I think he'd resign his post at time he accepts appointment as AG.

I don't see the point of resigning his post ahead of time.

Maybe this was the purpose of the mtg between the FBI Director and Rosenstein, and then the FBI Director & Rosenstein with Paul Ryan?

Who knows. Congress is so corrupt and such a mess. Hard to know what's going on there.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:18 PM

30. In January, 2019 he will be an opposition backbencher.

If he survives his election.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:18 PM

31. i wish he'd resign ALL TOGETHER and take EVERY GOPigger with him.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:22 PM

34. Trump is giving Gowdy money.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:51 PM

36. Rats jumping ship!

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:54 PM

37. I wish he'd resign and take his ugly self to Venus.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:18 PM

38. I can hear Hillary's cackle in the distance!

Hahahahahahahaaa!

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:20 PM

39. Good riddace

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:28 PM

41. What did we do to be blessed with such wonderful news? I am feeling overwhelmed.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:10 PM

42. I guess being ethically devoid IS a deal breaker to serving on an ethics committee.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:21 PM

44. Hmmm. Could THIS be the reason for the mysterious mtgs of FBI w/Rosenstein & Paul Ryan?

Could be, could be.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #44)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:28 PM

46. It has been rumored that Gowdy stayed on Ethics to clear Nunes, but...

given that (perhaps) Gowdy is every bit as involved as Nunes, this may have come to a head...

who knows?

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:35 PM

47. I was so happy till I got to the last few words.

It's something I guess!

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:38 PM

48. He looked up the meaning of ethics

And decided he wanted NO PART of it. On principle.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:57 PM

50. Another one bites the dust!

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 12:54 PM

52. The pictures are about to be released(NT).

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 02:07 PM

54. Happy landings, Gowdy. You little shithead. (nt)

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 02:57 PM

55. Scandals coming out: Top Republican who led Benghazi panel used $150,000 of taxpayer money to settle

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