For eight years, Barack Obama ran roughshod all over the Constitution and America’s system of checks and balances.

And for eight years, the Democrats sat quietly and looked the other way.

But when they attempted a publicity stunt to embarrass Trump, Trey Gowdy shut them down.

Democrats are kicking up a fuss about Trump and his team’s alleged “connections” to Russia.

No evidence has surfaced which corroborates these allegations, but it hasn’t stopped the left from banging on their drums for an expanded Congressional investigation and even a special prosecutor.

After National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned, Democrats staged a press conference to draw attention to their outrage.

And Trey Gowdy responded by pointing out their complete hypocrisy.

Appearing on Fox News, the South Carolina Congressman noted that for eight years the Democrats sat on their hands when it came to providing oversight on the Obama administration.

The Daily Caller reports:

“Trey Gowdy told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum Tuesday that Nancy Pelosi, Elijah Cummings and the rest of the House Democratic caucus took “an eight-year long vacation from doing oversight on the executive branch.”

The South Carolina Republican first noted that after watching Democratic leadership’s Tuesday press conference on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, he thinks his “colleagues have amnesia.”

“I will say this,” he posed to MacCallum. “They are very well rested because for eight years. They didn’t lift a finger to do oversight.”

“All of that energy you saw today at their press conference, that is because they went on an eight-year long vacation from doing oversight over the executive branch,” Gowdy continued. “I am all for the committees of jurisdiction, looking into it. I am also for looking into how classified information can make its way into the public domain.”

“That is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue. It’s a legal issue.”

Democrats controlled the House for the first two years of the Obama administration and the Senate for six.

During that time, not one finger was lifted as Obama piled up abuse after abuse of power.

Democrats didn’t pay much mind to the Fast and Furious scandal or Benghazi either.

Those scandals were investigated by the Republican House – while Harry Reid and the Democrat majority in the Senate sat around.

And after Democrats lost control of the Senate in the 2014 midterms, the left led the cheers for Obama’s illegal executive amnesty.

But Gowdy just told a simple truth.

The Democrats outrage about Trump and Russia is nothing more than partisan posturing.

Republicans control the House, Senate, and the White House.

Some conservatives argue the Democrats are only pushing for an investigation because they know it will slow down the Republicans from enacting the very agendas which won Trump the 2016 election.

And Gowdy’s observation how the Democrats sure didn’t seem to care much for oversight during the last eight years only adds weight to those arguments.