Benghazi Committee Chairman To GOPers: ‘Shut Up’ (VIDEO)

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), chairman of the House committee on Benghazi, said Sunday that he told those who didn’t serve on the committee to “shut up” when it came to talking about the investigation.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that Democratic presidential candidate, who was secretary of state at the time of the attack, associated the investigation with a hit to her poll numbers.

Lawmakers have both echoed and refuted his statement.

In an appearance on CBS’ “Face The Nation,” Gowdy responded to the comments.

“I have told Republican colleagues and friends ‘shut up talking about things that you don’t know anything about,’” Gowdy said. “Unless you’re on the committee, you have no idea what we have done, why we have done it and what new facts we have found.”

“They don’t have any idea what the facts are,” he continued.

Watch his comments:

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