Gowdy: Mainstream media still trying to figure out how Trump won

Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix Republicans tear into IG finding on Clinton probe Live coverage: Justice IG testifies before House on report criticizing FBI MORE (R-S.C.) on Tuesday night said the media’s interest in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election reflects a lack of understanding of how President TrumpDonald John TrumpFamily immigration detention centers could be at capacity within days: report Trump likely to meet with Putin in July: report DOJ requests military lawyers to help prosecute immigration crimes: report MORE was elected.

“The mainstream media could give a damn less about what happened in Benghazi. They’re really, really interested in what happened in Russia in part because they don’t know anybody who voted for Donald Trump,” Gowdy said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” 

“So they’re still trying to figure out how this election occurred and how his election occurred,” he added.


Gowdy serves as the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which, in addition to a Russian interference investigation, last year announced it would probe an Obama-era uranium deal.

Gowdy previously chaired the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which investigated former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump mocks 'elites' at campaign rally Trump backs down in rare reversal Election Countdown: Family separation policy may haunt GOP in November | Why Republican candidates are bracing for surprises | House Dems rake in record May haul | 'Dumpster fire' ad goes viral MORE’s handling of a 2012 attack on U.S. government facilities in Libya that left four dead. Trump defeated Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

The committee folded after it issued a final report following two years of work and $7 million in expenses.

Gowdy also sits on the House Intelligence Committee, which is one of multiple congressional committees conducting separate investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE is leading a criminal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. His investigation has thus far led to two guilty pleas and two indictments.

President Trump has repeatedly claimed there was no collusion, has labeled the Russia probe a "witch hunt" and has called for Republicans to "take control" of the investigation.