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Gowdy: 'I did not know Mormons used drugs

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) speaks during a hearing before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee July 7, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing "Oversight of the State Department," focusing on the FBI's recommendation not to prosecute Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for maintaining a private email server during her time as Secretary of State. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy (S.C) on Sunday suggested that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was under the influence of drugs when his office sent out a press release accusing FBI Director James Comey of breaking the law by disclosing that his agency is investigating new information related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server.

Gowdy was responding to Reid's letter to Comey, which accused the FBI director of having "broken the law":

Your actions in recent months have demonstrated a disturbing double standard for the treatment of sensitive information, with what appears to be a clear intent to aid one political party over another. I am writing to inform you that my office has determined that these actions may violate the Hatch Act, which bars FBI officials from using their official authority to influence an election. Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law. The double standard established by your actions is clear.

Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked Gowdy for his reaction — and he didn't hold back.

"Thank God he's leaving is my initial reaction," Gowdy said, referring to Reid's impending retirement. "My second reaction is I did not know Mormons used drugs. And anyone who is capable of sending out that press release is under the influence of something." (Relevant portion begins around the 3:42 mark):

According to Biography.com, Reid converted to Mormonism when he was in college.

(H/T: Right Scoop)

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