Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdySunday shows preview: 2020 Democrats jockey for top spot ahead of Nevada caucuses Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for week two of impeachment trial Green says House shouldn't hold impeachment articles indefinitely MORE (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, traded personal jabs with the panel's top Democrat on Tuesday while releasing the final report from the committee's two-year investigation.
The five Democrats on the committee, including ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), criticized Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, for his handling of the investigation in their own 339-page prebuttal, released Monday.
"In our opinion, Chairman Gowdy has been conducting this investigation like an overzealous prosecutor desperately trying to land a front-page conviction rather than a neutral judge of facts seeking to improve the security of our diplomatic corps," the Democrats wrote.
"If anyone would recognize an overzealous prosecutor, it would be someone from Baltimore," Gowdy fired back during an appearance Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"Secondarily, he hasn't read the report," Gowdy continued, chiding Cummings and other Democrats for their comments before the GOP released its 800-plus-page report Tuesday morning. 
"You read the report, and if you think it's an overzealous prosecutor ... we mention [former State] Secretary [Hillary] Clinton's name less times than the Democrats do, despite the fact our report is twice as long," Gowdy said.
"Read it for yourself and read all of the new information that we found and what the focus is on — it is not on one person, it is on four people," Gowdy added, alluding to the four Americans killed in the 2012 attacks.