Gowdy Case Study

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What makes this case unique is the manner in which Gowdy approaches Clinton regarding the attack. From his opening statement until his closing remarks, Gowdy does not accuse Clinton directly of any wrong doing. On the contrary he lets the evidence speak for itself. (as most good attorneys do) In doing so, he labels Clinton a “witness”. Time to dive deeper into the text itself. Starting with his oping statement, Rep. Gowdy uses the word, Truth, 21 separate times. This is first piece of evidence that demonstrates what Gowdy is really after at this hearing. He wants to know the Truth surrounding the deaths of four American Citizens. Looking further into this opening, Gowdy shows his true support in upholding the Law; which he is charged to do…show more content…
Gowdy displays his purpose in this hearing and reassures Secretary Clinton that his questioning is not directed towards her, he is merely searching for the Truth about what happened that day. This brings me to another point that was mentioned earlier. It is the job of an attorney to find Truth in a case before Justice can be administered; which is what Gowdy attempting to do at this hearing. Again, he is not bias and shows no ill will towards Mrs. Clinton. As the peoples voice, Gowdy is tasked with finding the Truth, not administering guilt. One last thing to mention stemming form this opening before we move on is, Gowdy’s voice throughout the entire affirmation is one of sympathy. He genuinely believes he upholding his duty and fulfilling his moral obligation to the American people by obtaining the facts surrounding the deaths of his fellow citizens. Furthermore, empathizes with the families of those lost and mentions that time and time again throughout his speech. This what I found truly distinct regarding Mr. Gowdy. He places blame on no one except the United States Government and is able to examine the very organization that he is a part of. Gowdy is able to separate himself from the government entity that he elected to serve in, to help the people that placed him there. (not many politicians are capable of this, or so I
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