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Gowdy: Dems Have ‘Selective Amnesia’ About Fundraising off Tragedies

On Fox News Sunday, Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the newly appointed chair of the House’s Benghazi select committee, accused Democrats of having “selective amnesia” when it cam to fundraising off of tragedies, arguing they had no problem raising funds from everything from Hurricane Katrina to Sandy Hook.

Gowdy got in a bit of a pickle earlier this week, when he told a Morning Joe panel that the GOP should not fundraise off the new Benghazi investigation at the literal moment that the NRCC was doing just that. Since then, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has refused to denounce his caucus’ fundraising efforts.

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Gowdy repeated his desire that the GOP not fundraise off the investigation, but said that the Democrats had no room to criticize.

“They raised money on Sandy Hook,” he listed. “They raised money on Katrina. They raised money on Iraq and Afghanistan. So for me, I will not raise money on Benghazi, just like I never raised money using crime victims when I was a prosecutor, and I’ve asked my colleagues to follow suit. But it would be helpful if our colleagues on other side of the aisle did not have selective amnesia when it comes to what’s appropriate to raise money off of and what is not.”

Watch the clip below, via Fox News:

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