The South Carolina congressman most closely involved with investigating Russia’s ties to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign didn’t impress his Democratic counterpart in this week’s questioning of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, told Bloomberg that Gowdy had essentially acted as Kushner’s attorney when the House intelligence panel questioned him about contacts with Russians during the campaign on Tuesday.
“Mr. Gowdy took the role as a second attorney for Mr. Kushner,” Schiff said.
Gowdy, one of the senior Republicans helping run the House probe, was dismissive of Democrats’ stance on the hearing, saying in another interview that it uncovered no new information and that Democrats even “even ran out of questions.”
Gowdy later told the reporter, “I could care less about what Adam says about me.”
Schiff’s comment sparked criticism of Gowdy online, especially after his aggressive handling of the congressional investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks as secretary of state.
Others praised Gowdy’s response to the Russia investigation so far.