When CBS’ Margaret Brennan interviewed Gowdy on Face the Nation, she brought this up by asking Gowdy if he still agrees with what he said in 2018 when he called public hearings a “circus” and “a freak show.”

“Do you still believe that?” Brennan asked, to which, she received an answer of “One-hundred percent.” She continued by asking Gowdy for whether the depositions “should remain private.”

“You can’t pick and choose which aspects of due process you’re going to use,” Gowdy said. “It’s not just the privacy. I mean the reason we respect executive branch investigations isn’t because they’re behind closed doors, it’s because there’s no leaks.”