Former South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy has thoroughly destroyed John Bolton's integrity because he believed his book was a way to save the country from President Donald Trump.
Gowdy used his usual rapier joke to point out what applies to most former administrators fired by the president – that he appears to be a threat only when they leave administration and have a book to sell.
James Comey and Omarosa come to mind.
Now Bolton is one of the former White House employees who have a story to tell, a story that is characterized by bitterness and the ability to make money quickly.
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Trey Gowdy calls out Bolton
In an interview with Fox News presenter Martha MacCallum, Gowdy was asked how "damn" he thought revelations from Bolton's book could be for the President.
He essentially called Bolton a coward.
"If you really think he's unable to be the leader of the free world, why didn't you say anything?" He pointed out.
"John Bolton's argument now is that Trump is not eligible for office and should be removed, that he committed high crimes and crimes," continued Gowdy.
The former MP said Bolton had the opportunity to testify before the House of Representatives, the Senate, or tell his story to the mainstream media a long time ago.
"But no, for $ 29.95 he'll save you from this existential threat to our republic," Gowdy mocked.
Trey Gowdy is just right for John Bolton. I will never read the book or watch the ABC special for breaking news. #JohnBolton https://t.co/s6bO2E8Ex3 pic.twitter.com/hL9ZGiqfLP
– robjh1: The conservative black cowboy (@ robjh1) June 17, 2020
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Gowdy pounds further away
Gowdy went on to explain why it was easier for Bolton to publish a book than to stand before Congress and to be hailed by the left as a hero for his "courage" to overthrow the President.
And with his usual sense of humor.
"He's not being interrogated, he's sitting in his pajamas and pecking around on his iPad," Gowdy snapped. "The power of cross-examination is that you actually have to withstand the cauldron, that it has to withstand the heat when asked about it."
"Anyone can write a book and make statements," he added.
In the book, Bolton, the former national security advisor, claims that President Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping for help in his election, that he agreed to build concentration camps, and that he wanted to detain CNN reporters.
If he honestly believed these things, why didn't Bolton immediately resign and insist on testifying before Congress to save the country?
Even MP Adam Schiff (D-CA), who wouldn't dare to turn his nose for anything he could possibly use to take another witch hunt for impeachment, didn't exactly praise Bolton.
"Bolton's employees were asked to testify in front of the house about Trump's ill-treatment, and they did. They had a lot to lose and showed real courage," Schiff pecked away on his iPad.
"When asked Bolton, he declined and said he would sue if he was summoned. Instead, he saved it for a book," he continued. "Bolton may be an author, but he is not a patriot."