House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., has boarded the Trump train.
“I endorse Donald Trump,” Gowdy told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Friday.
“I was a Rubio guy, and if Marco had won I would have expected the Cruz supporters and the Kasich supports and the Trump supporters to support my guy,” he said. “My guy lost. When the jury speaks, I’m going to support the jury.”
Gowdy had previously said he would support the eventual GOP nominee, but never mentioned Trump specifically.
When he was pressed about his change in attitude regarding Trump, Gowdy said, “I actually didn’t think I was that hesitant.”
He then reiterated his support for Trump.
“I was a Rubio guy and Marco lost, but I will enthusiastically support the Republican nominee,” he said.
Gowdy also elaborated about the current happenings on the Benghazi committee, which is investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
He said that the report of his committee would be issued before this summer’s political conventions. Democrats have attacked the committee, saying the panel’s more than two years of investigations are politically motivated and timed to impact Clinton’s chances in the election. Gowdy has denied this accusation and blamed federal agencies for their slow responses to requests for information.
h/t: The Right Scoop