Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) blasted Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) for his letter accusing FBI Director James Comey of breaking federal law, quipping Sunday he didn't know Mormons used drugs.
Reid sent a letter to Comey on Sunday stating he may have violated the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in political activity.
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"I am writing to inform you that my office has determined that these actions may violate the Hatch Act," Reid said in his letter to Comey. "Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law."
Comey touched off a political firestorm with his own letter on Friday announcing the FBI was reviewing newly discovered emails tied to Clinton's private server.
Asked for his response to Reid by Fox News anchor Bret Baier, Gowdy let loose.
"Thank God he's leaving is my initial reaction," Gowdy said. "My second reaction is I did not know Mormons used drugs, and anyone who is capable of sending out that press release has to be under the influence of something. The person responsible for this fact pattern is Secretary Clinton. Jim Comey did not tell her to use her private server. He did not say to mislead the public about whether or not you turned over all of your work emails."
Mormons abstain from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol.
In July, Reid praised Comey as a man of unquestionable integrity and competence. That comment came after Comey announced the agency would not recommend charges against Clinton for her private email server use, although he called her handling of classified material "extremely careless." In addition, Comey debunked Clinton's repeated claim that she never sent nor received classified material on her email.