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Albert R. Hunt

Trey Gowdy, Meet Sam Ervin

It's hard to subdue partisanship in a Congressional investigation. Not impossible.


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Somebody should tell Trey Gowdy about Sam Ervin and Tom Coburn. They could teach him that congressional investigations really can be bipartisan.

In an interview with Politico, the South Carolina congressman, who heads the committee investigating the deaths of four American officials in Benghazi, Libya three years ago, complained that he has "an impossible job.” Which is? “To run a serious fact-centric investigation in a political environment."