Trey Gowdy said something about a police shooting that will put your jaw in the ground
Former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy is a regular on Fox News.
In the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Gowdy’s experience as a former federal prosecutor was supposed to add an expert opinion to Fox’s programming.
But Trey Gowdy said something about a police shooting that will put your jaw in the ground.
Appearing on Harris Faulkner’s Outnumbered program, Trey Gowdy attacked the police officers who shot Blake as “criminal” without admittedly knowing any of the facts of the case.
“My first question is, I want to see the inventory search of the car,” Gowdy stated. “What was in the car that he was trying to get into? Then I want to know, is there any audio? I’ve seen the video. The video is damning. The video makes me conclude that this was a bad shoot, a criminal shoot. But I want to know if there is audio.”
After Gowdy’s reckless comments, information emerged that answered his question.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice revealed that Blake allegedly had a knife on him during the shooting.
That appeared to confirm what a witness who filmed the encounter said when he claimed police repeatedly told Blake to drop the knife.
The cell phone video and new information from the Wisconsin Department of Justice also answered Gowdy’s question about what happened before the shooting
“The third thing I want to know is what happened leading up to it, but that is less important,” Gowdy added. “Number one, inventory search of the car, what was in the car that Jacob Blake was trying to get into.”
The Wisconsin Department of Justice reported that police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a woman allegedly saying Blake was not supposed to be at her property and that police tried to use a taser to subdue Blake but that failed.
In addition, the cell phone video published by the Daily Mail showed Blake fighting off both officers before walking to the other side of his vehicle where police then shot him.