"They raised money on Sandy Hook. They raised money on Katrina. They raised money on Iraq and Afghanistan," he continued. "So for me, I will not raise money on Benghazi, just like I never raised money using crime victims while I was a prosecutor. And I’ve asked my colleagues to follow suit, but it would be helpful if our colleagues on the other side of the aisle did not have selective amnesia when it comes to what’s appropriate to raise money off of and what is not."
Gowdy called on his colleagues to refrain from fundraising off the select committee almost immediately after he was chosen to lead the investigation. However, the National Republican Congressional Committee had already sent out a fundraising email referencing the committee.