Rep. Trey Gowdy leveled a scathing rebuke at James Comey after the disgraced former FBI chief attempted to mock lawmakers following his testimony before Congress.
Comey fired off a smug remark in a tweet Thursday, reacting to Gowdy’s take on the closed-door testimony last week in which the fired FBI director replied “I don’t remember,” “I don’t know” or “I don’t recall” 245 times.
“I was disappointed in what he didn’t remember, but I was much more disappointed in what he never knew,” Gowdy, the outgoing House Oversight Committee chair, told Fox News host Martha MacCallum on Wednesday.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 13, 2018
“Comey just thinks he’s always right, and it doesn’t matter if everyone else concludes he did wrong. He knows better. That’s what it’s like to interview an amnesiac with incredible hubris,” Gowdy said.
Comey, who immediately following his appearance before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, whined about the process, tweeted out a snarky reaction to Gowdy’s comments.
And I was worried this woudn’t be a dignified, open-minded search for the truth. pic.twitter.com/8L0tA0NQQy
— James Comey (@Comey) December 13, 2018
But Comey only stirred the hornet’s nest with his tweet and got a solid dressing-down from the South Carolina Republican.
Director Comey, I was disappointed in what you didn’t remember, but even more disappointed in what you never knew. I’ll see you on Monday. https://t.co/ypCNDI4TwC
— Trey Gowdy (@TGowdySC) December 13, 2018
Twitter users applauded Gowdy’s takedown and slammed Comey for his laughable memory issues.
How does someone write a book , when they can’t remember, what took place when FBI Director?
He didn’t have the same memory problems when answering Democrats either. What a joke.
— ❌??Deplorable Marty⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@mkeil7274) December 14, 2018
Well said . You will be sadly missed Trey Gowy. Merry Christmas ?⛄️❄️?⛄️❄️
— Patti Callihan (@CallihanPatti) December 13, 2018
Comey’s memory seemed alright when he was doing the talk show circuit.
— Martin (@MartyFassigGolf) December 13, 2018
Comey remembers nothing, saw nothing, but was the FBI director who wrote a book about things he now claims he can’t remember and didn’t see. He sounds like a sleazy lawyer who spent too much time in D.C.
— Art Oxner (@FindAWOL) December 13, 2018
Trey dont play
— Don K. Kong (@deflaBing) December 13, 2018
Mr.Gowdy, our Government has been lucky to have you, a person of such fairness, dignity, honesty, humility, and a neverending desire to find the truth, serving in Congress. We will truly miss you. God bless you on your new endeavors!
— Stephanie Scolaro??? (@StephScolaro) December 13, 2018
Go out swinging Trey. I for one will miss you in Congress.
— Kevin Barnard (@KevyB1990) December 13, 2018
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