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Gowdy on Reid: Same ‘Political Hack’ Who Accused Romney of Tax Evasion on the Senate Floor

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) responded to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) suggesting FBI Director James Comey may have violated the Hatch Act by stating, “this is the same guy that went on the floor of the Senate and said Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes, so he is a political hack,” and “if the president of the United States actively campaigning, on company time, for another candidate to be president of the United States is not a violation of the Hatch Act, then how is Jim Comey supplementing the record and telling the truth to Congress a violation of the Hatch Act?”

Gowdy said, [relevant remarks begin around 5:20] “It is laughable that Jim Comey committed a violation of the Hatch Act. I actually know what the hatch act is, and if the president of the United States actively campaigning, on company time, for another candidate to be president of the United States is not a violation of the Hatch Act, then how is Jim Comey supplementing the record and telling the truth to Congress a violation of the Hatch Act? Harry Reid knows that this is not a violation of — this is the same guy that went on the floor of the Senate and said Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes, so he is a political hack, and I would say more than that if I didn’t — weren’t going to get fined by the FCC.”

(h/t Washington Examiner)

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