Poll: Majorities Support GOP’s Efforts to Get Hillary to Testify, Want Ind. Review of Emails

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Majorities of Americans support the GOP’s efforts to get Hillary Clinton to testify about her private email scandal and want an independent review of all of her emails.

According to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, even 41% of Democrats “said they supported the Republican-controlled congressional committee’s effort to require Clinton to testify about the emails.” And when respondents were asked if “there should be an independent review of all Clinton’s emails to ensure she turned over everything that is work related,” 46% of Democrats agreed with a majority of Americans–31.7% of respondents said they “strongly agree” while 23.1% said they “somewhat” agreed. The poll found that 17.2% were “not sure” sure while 28% wither “somewhat” or “strongly” disagreed.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who chairs the House Select Benghazi Committee and has subpoenaed Clinton’s emails, said on Fox News Sunday that he believed “if the public believes it is reasonable for her to turn over that server which contains public information to a neutral, detached arbiter, retired judge or archivist or inspector general, then she’ll be forced to do so.”

“Otherwise, the House, as an institution, may be forced to go to court to try to get access to that,” he added. “But again, the house has no business looking at purely personal e-mails, but by the same token, she doesn’t get to decide what is purely personal and what is public.”