The Republican and Democratic heads of the House Select Committee on Benghazi began shouting at each other on Thursday afternoon after Hillary Clinton was asked about her email exchanges with her longtime ally, Sidney Blumenthal.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), chair of the committee, grilled Clinton about emails she received regarding Libya from Blumenthal, suggesting that he was one of her main sources of information on the region.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking Democrat, then slammed Gowdy’s approach of questioning Blumenthal about the emails and his relationship with the Clintons. Cummings then called for the committee to release the transcript of its interview with Blumenthal along with his emails to Clinton.
“You asked for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and that’s what we want to have,” Cummings said as Gowdy protested his request for a vote on the release of the transcripts.
Gowdy then cut in, telling Cummings that he has only asked for the release of Blumenthal’s transcript, along with the committee’s interview of Clinton staffer Cheryl Mills.
Cummings repeated that the public should see the emails, shouting, “What do you have to hide?”
Watch the exchange: