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Gowdy: McCabe undercut his own credibility

Gowdy: McCabe undercut his own credibility
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South Carolina Rep. Trey GowdyTrey GowdyPompeo rebukes Biden's new foreign policy The Hunter Biden problem won't go away Sunday shows preview: Joe Biden wins the 2020 election MORE (R) said Sunday that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeJohn Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Carter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe McCabe defends investigation of Trump before Senate committee: We had 'many reasons' MORE undercut his own credibility.

“Andy McCabe has undercut his credibility all by himself,” the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman told “Fox News Sunday.” 

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“If he’s got credibility issues, he need to look no further than himself,” he later added.

Gowdy’s comments come after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief Manchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated 'by something other than her record' MORE said Friday that he fired the No. 2 FBI official for leaking information to the media and misleading congressional investigators. 

Gowdy said on Sunday that he will withhold judgment on McCabe until the bureau’s inspector general report is released, but noted that McCabe's FBI colleagues recommended his dismissal. 

“Make no mistake — the FBI is who recommended that he be fired. It wasn’t crazy House Republicans and it wasn’t the Trump administration,” Gowdy said. “It was his own fellow bureau agents.”