Dems Who Say Russian Hackers ‘Stole’ Election Will Pee Their Pants When They See Who’s Joining Intel Committee

On Friday, South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy announced that he would be kicking off 2017 as a new member of the House Intelligence Committee.

“Protecting the safety and security of our fellow citizens is the preeminent function of government,” Gowdy said in a statement. “When it comes to our national security, we cannot afford to take risks.”

“The House Intelligence Committee plays a vital role in protecting Americans both at home and abroad through conducting thorough oversight of our nation’s intelligence agencies,” he continued. “I look forward to joining the House Intelligence Committee and working with Chairman Nunes and my colleagues to ensure national security remains the top priority in the 115th Congress.”

The committee, which has been in existence for 40 years, deals with classified information as it passes through and is handled by 17 different federal agencies.

And conservatives are cheering Gowdy’s addition to the committee:

Gowdy earned his “take-no-bull” reputation as a federal prosecutor, and his time chairing the House Select Committee on Benghazi only served to bolster that.

He put Hillary Clinton in a corner:

He shredded FBI Director James Comey:

And he has proven time and time again that he has no tolerance for dumb questions:

Even the “ice bucket challenge” failed to shake Gowdy:

But not everyone is a fan:

And some were wary that Gowdy might not pursue “Russian election interference” with the same zeal that he showed in investigating Benghazi:

Gowdy has said in interviews that he believes foreign interference in American elections is concerning and should be investigated — and now he is in a position to ensure that it will be.

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