The Rachel Maddow Show, 5/5/14, 10:57 PM ET

GOP feeds Benghazi frenzy with new panel

Steve Kornacki looks back at the politics that got Trey Gowdy elected to Congress and what that means in terms of his new role leading a select committee to investigate the State Department's handling of the attacks on the US outpost in Benghazi.

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Last night Steve Kornacki reviewed how Congressman Trey Gowdy came into office in the 2010 election by charging the incumbent Republican with being insufficiently conservative and unacceptably conciliatory on issues like climate change, winning Gowdy a favorable verdict from South Carolina voters.

When Republicans were courting someone to lead the new a new House select committee on Benghazi, his established opposition to reason no doubt counted in the assessment of his…

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