Former prosecutor and current South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy became a household name among many Americans this year, particularly after House Speaker John Boehner appointed him to head the investigation into the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. Conservatives sung his praises as interrogated key players in the year’s biggest scandals, while his leftist detractors sunk to issuing death threats against him.
No matter one’s personal feelings, though, Gowdy’s direct, confrontational style of questioning has made him an undeniable congressional force in 2014. Western Journalism has compiled a video of his most memorable moments.
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