Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy is clearly the busiest person on Capitol Hill, and his star has risen tremendously after his successful investigation into Hillary Clinton’s catastrophic handling of the Benghazi event. The information the investigation yielded about her criminal use of a private email server helped destroy Hillary’s presidential candidacy in 2016.
Gowdy ended up withdrawing his name from consideration to become the next director of the FBI, taking over for the disgraced James Comey, but according to reports he is about to get a different very impressive position.
Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz is currently the chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee in Congress, but he stunned his colleagues when he announced that he would soon be resigning from his House seat. Said Chaffetz, “My life has undergone some big changes over the last 18 months. Those changes have been good. But as I celebrated my 50th birthday in March, the reality of spending more than 1,500 nights away from my family over eight years hit me harder than it had before.”
He added, “Though the time away and the travel have been a sacrifice, our family has always been united that public service was the right thing to do. We feel my time in Congress has been well spent, but it now seems the right time to turn the page.” Chaffetz’s untimely departure leaves a power vacuum behind, and Gowdy is planning on filling it.
Tweeted conservative The Hill‘s Scott Wong, “TREY GOWDY, DENNIS ROSS & STEVE RUSSELL are all reaching out to STEERING COMMITTEE members about Oversight gavel, sources tell me.” Said Gowdy spokesperson Mandy Gonzalez to Charleston’s The Post and Courier newspaper, “Rep. Gowdy is talking to members in the conference about the qualities they believe are most important for the next Chairman to possess.” Do you think Rep. Gowdy is the right choice to take over for Jason Chaffetz?