Saturday, June 14, 2014
Police investigate threats against Trey Gowdy
In light of recent developments indicating the Executive branch has hidden key pieces of information surrounding the Benghazi scandal, a new panel has been selected to review the events of September 11, 2012.
Since assuming the position as the lead investigator,Trey Gowdy has received threats against his life.
Apparently, these were not empty threats. The Washington DC police found reason enough to open an “active investigation” into the matter.
Gowdy, who in 2012 was approached by a deranged woman wielding a gun as he sat in his car, is no stranger to threats of violence.
Politico reporters said they had received two emails that leveled direct and immediate threats to Mr. Gowdy’s life.
Though the exact emails have yet to be released, police have been quick to say that they are looking into the matter, and are working hard to protect Mr. Gowdy.
Though many on the left believe that the ongoing Benghazi investigation is nothing more than a ruse meant to drum up anti-Obama sentiment, Gowdy insists that he wants to get to the bottom of this ordeal and find out where the responsibility for Benghazi truly lies.
As MSNBC reported:
Gowdy has promised to bring a no-nonsense, “prosecutor’s zeal” to finding the answers and in examining the Obama administration’s handling of the attack. He has insisted he’s not interested in rehashing previous investigations by Congress or in “whether the appropriate questions were asked in the past.”
To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the Tea Party’s death in Texas are greatly exaggerated. In four Republican primaries, Tea Party-supported candidates all won their respective contests, headlined by the race for Lieutenant Governor.
Challenger Dan Patrick beat well-funded incumbentand energy magnate David Dewhurst for the 2nd highest office in Texas. Dewhurst contributed over $5 million of personal funds to his campaign, and a Dewhurst ally – Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson – released records that showed Patrick had been treated for depression (and allegedly attempted suicide) back in the 1980s.
This wasn’t enough to overcome the strong anti-Establishment sentiment in the Lone Star State. The Houston Chronicle interviewed Robert Wilkerson, a 65-year-old handyman from Aledo (near Ft. Worth) who said he voted for Patrick because Dewhurst had become too “passive.”
From: Tea Party Update.com
“David Dewhurst hasn’t taken control,” Wilkerson said. “He wouldn’t get in the middle of anything, he would just kind of go along with the status quo and I think we need some changes.”
Patrick moves on to the November general election, where he will face Democratic state senator Leticia Van de Putte from San Antonio.
In the GOP primary for state Attorney General, Tea Party-backed Ken Paxton beat Dan Branch, a member of the Texas state House leadership team.
Sid Miller won the Republican race for Agriculture Commissioner over his former legislative colleague Tommy Merritt, whom he accused of being too moderate.
17-term incumbent Ralph Hall was the first incumbent to lose his bid for renomination after he was ousted by former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe in the 4th Congressional District race, 53% to 47% with 98 percent of precincts reporting.
While Tea Party candidates have had limited success in other states this election season, Texas is a very notable exception.
Will this primary be the springboard that propels other Tea Party candidates to success in 2014 and beyond? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.