After weeks of speculation that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) may be President Donald Trump’s new choice to run the FBI, we’re now getting top media outlets confirming Gowdy will instead run the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The reports claim Gowdy, who did not run for the position, will be selected by fellow members of the House due to his leadership abilities shown during investigations into Obama White House scandals, including Benghazi and Fast and Furious.
The committee, with broad subpoena powers, is tasked with rooting out government corruption and exposing it. Now, it looks like Gowdy will play a key role in helping President Trump drain the Washington, D.C. swamp!
As USA Today reports:
The Republican Steering Committee — which is made up of Republican leadership and other representatives — will meet this week to choose a replacement for Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who has announced he will retire from Congress on June 30th.
Gowdy represents an attempt at compromise. The upstart conservative Freedom Caucus wanted one of their own for the job, but the group has been a thorn in the side of party leadership, and nearly killed Speaker Paul Ryan’s Affordable Care Act repeal bill. Gowdy is one of the few non-Freedom Caucus lawmakers that members of the group will endorse for the chairmanship.
Gowdy is closely aligned with Republican leadership, but has also earned the respect of members of the GOP’s far right. Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, a Freedom Caucus member, said Gowdy “is tried, tested and exactly what the committee needs at this time.”
This isn’t the first time Gowdy has been put up for a position he didn’t seek. Gowdy chaired the special committee to investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi in 2012 and recently was named a top Republican in the House Intelligence Committee’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
In addition to Oversight and Intelligence, Gowdy sits on the Judiciary Committee, which puts him on the House committees investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election. His name recently was on the short list to replace former FBI Director James Comey, whose firing last month is already a key element of the probe.
Gowdy: Surveillance Programs Won’t Be Renewed Until ‘Unmasking’ Questions Answeredhttps://t.co/Ahlv0ouzsM
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 24, 2017
Gowdy, as a former undefeated prosecutor, knows the law well and can get answers where others can’t. Here’s a classic example of Gowdy in action:
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How is he doing on the Yemen raid investigation?
My vote is for Gowdy to lead the FBI !!
Shouldn’t it be Oversight commettee and not overnight?
He is BRILLIANT in any post.!!!
the only thing i wish gowdy had done was put obama , hillary , reed, pelois, lynch, and holder in jail where they belong along with the IRS criminal lady. learner and her bosses.
Now that, David would really have ben a GRAND OLE PRIZE!!!
Trey Gowdy is a brilliant Prosecutor.
I’m so thankful and I pray for him to be strengthened for this task. We The People have a right to know the truth of each and every matter that concerns our government. There seems to exist private agendas that believe the end justifies the means and that belief is not acceptable in this land of the free and home of the brave. There should never be a reason for cover ups. This nation has come a long way in the ability to become truly transparent when it comes to our government and representatives. I think the silent majority are realizing we have to be engaged in our Democratic Republic or we will be giving it up to corruption and ruin. Whoever is unmasking and exposing government dealings and classified information, though it has posed some danger to people serving in our millitary and secret service, and given our sworn enemies reason to broadcast our corrupt government officials, have done us a favor though we don’t appreciate any damage to privacy it has caused. It has been a “wake up call” for those who really love and care about our Nation. We should know and understand and expose the underlying agendas which may deviate from the principles of The Constitution and work toward ending and exposing corruption in our government. (Not to mention the need to get our runaway spending under control) I believe the vast majority of our diverse legal citizens know how important it is to “not spend what you don’t have” and manage our households wisely,….or at least, their goal is to get to that point in their own lives. We do not need to cowtow to foreign interests or personal financial gains for representatives through government manipulations by parties who’s real goal it is to pad their own pockets. This applies to both sides of the isle! Illegal people residing in our nation should not be used as political pawns or given a voice in our Governmetal decisions. Personal social issues should not be forced upon the majority of citizens in this country by unelected official with personal agendas without the majority of our citizens consent. I’m thankful more citizens are waking up to the reality of government run amuk and care to correct that. Thank you Trey Gowdy for you and your family’s personal sacrifice in perservering to bring truth and facts to light. I appreciate you so very much! We need so many more “straight shooters” to represent us in the halls of government.
I think it’s GREAT, unless he has some unforeseen “dirt” in his closet. Now days you can’t put your trust in any Washington political figure, who is a career politician. They are politicians because they LUST for power over the people. To give any individual that much power, unless they are oriented times three, is to take a huge risk.
Gowdy to run the Senate “OVERNIGHT” committee…………..
Last one to have that job I believe was Bill Clinton
Congratulations Rep. Gowdy! I’m sure you will do a great job.
Trey Gowdy and LTC Allen West are two of the finest and spirited men in America. You can’t get more American than they are. Trey Gowdy even looks like the American Bald Eagle
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Trey Gowdy and LTC Allen West are the two finest men and spirited men in America. You can’t more American than they are. Trey Gowdy even looks like the American Bald Eagle.
He will do a tremendous job, no matter WHERE they put him. I favored him as Comey’s replacement, but, that’s not up to me, but our President. And, whoever Mr Trump chooses, it will be somebody that will get the job done.
Gowdy didn’t want the job of head of the FBI. The position he just landed or as a Fed.Judge is where he really belongs. I look for him to become a Supreme Court Justice one day.
Gowdy would have been awesome to take Comey’s position as the head of the FBI but doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. I’m sorry to see Jason Chaffetz leaving too but Gowdy would be an excellent replacement for him or for the House Oversight Committee. He is too the point & it would be great to see him helping to drain the swamp in DC! Go Gowdy!!!
Wow, running the “House Overnight Committee?? Spellcheck??
Because with Trey Gowdy in there? The swamp draining may just happen now overnight!
Trey Gowdy is a Great choice for this position. He knows the Law & sticks to it. He is the Best & most honest man in Congress I do believe & I really approve of him.
I totally agree with you, Louise! My son, Navy Ret., lives in Spartanburg where Trey’s dad lives. He was Rep for a Regional lawn service hired by Gowdy Senior. Rick said Trey’s dad had the same demeanor! South Carolina loves what Trey is doing in Washington! So does people in my State of North Carolina! And every OTHER State where American Citizen patriots are! He’s one of a kind! May God bless him and keep him safe!
WHAT IS “OVERNIGHT COMMITTEE”???? BUT ANYWAY, TREY GOWDY A VERY GOOD CHOICE!!!! WE HAVE SOME VERY GOOD PEOPLE COME OUT OF SOUTH CAROLINA…I’M PROUD TO CALL IT HOME!!!!!
“Overnight” Committee? Doesn’t anyone at PI proofread these articles? Sheesh!
I’ve reread the article 3 times, & nowhere do I see ‘Overnight’??
Trey Gowdy Will Run House Overnight Committee – Report
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Mine says ‘oversight’. Weird.
Does it appear that the left is starting to worry about this? I sure hope so, as much as I hope the Southern Gentleman will follow through!
Dennis, the Lethal, Livid, Liberal Left goes into panic mode if the mop loses a string or a straw falls out of the broom! They’re also real bad for swallowing elephants, but needing to grease a gnat to be able to swallow it! But one smidgeon of FAUX DIRT on President TRUMP, and they’ll start digging in it with their tongues! And search each mouthful with a space data magnifier!
I am a huge fan of Gowdy and glad Trump has a star position for him. I have every hope that he will prove to the world just how bad Obama and Hillary truly are.
What a wonderful choice! Take the Congressman who performed the subornation of an entire Congressional subcommittee on behalf of the Koch Brothers, elevate him and give him more power! We can see your values reflected in your choices.
Spoken like a true Socialist!
Go away, troll.
Still hurting that Killery didn’t get in, snowflake? Sorry, you have 8 years to stew. Yep, I said it … 8 years.
He is a swamp creature. I’d personally like to see him in prison with the rest of the nazi’s that allowed Obama to destroy this Nation for 8 years
Gowdy is NOT a swamp creature, he is one & maybe just one of the few honest people in DC who’s trying to go after people like Obozo & the Hildabeast!!
What does the “Overnight” committee do?
The Political Insider proof reader missed the error it is not Overnight it is Oversight the only overnight stuff was committed by the improprieties of the IRS employees in Las Vegas years ago LOL
That was the code name they gave your mom when she went out on ‘sleepovers’ that dad got paid for. Sorry you had to hear it from me.
Dear Mr Gowdy,
You are America’s Last Hope, for
TRUTH AND JUSTICE!
* Hillary for releasing classified documents from her private server!
* Hillary and Bill for using the Clinton foundation as a pay for play scheme!
* Trump associates “IF” criminal activity is found with the Russian!
* Obama’s team for unmasking U.S. citizens!
* Government employees for leaking classified information to the media!
If this is swept under the rug, WE HAVE NO GOVERNMENT!
American’s will have lost ALL faith in their government!
Please get to the bottom of this corruption!
And don’t forget Mr. Gowdy we expect you to go after the 30% of congress who is in to pedophilia & belong to NAMBLA, which supposedly 86% of Congress is a member of (according to an FBI insider). These men are perverts & deserve prison at the least!!
What “overnight” committee? Does ANYONE ever proof what they write nowadays? Spellcheck does correct errors of that calibre. It doesn’t differentiate between meanings! So sad, Political Insider, so sad…
Trey Gowdy can only investigate & then turn everything over to the AG. It is up to the AG to prosecute. Not Gowdy’s fault. He doesn’t have the power to prosecute.
Bravo Judy, glad to see that someone knows how the system works. ;)
DOES ANYBODY CHECK THEIR SPELLING ANY MORE??
TREY GOWDY WILL RUN THE HOUSE “OVERSIGHT” COMMITTEE!
WE EVEN HAVE SPELL CHECK NOW!
Anyway, great choice….LOVE Trey Gowdy!!! He’s full of truth and honor, and he doesn’t fear telling it like it is!!!!
Trey Gowdy will head the oversight committee, and not the overnight committee.
I believe Trey Gowdy will do an excellent job running this Oversight Committee. He has proven that he has integrity, honesty and morality to handle the job superbly. I would love to see him run for president after president Trump’s time is up in 7+ more years. He would make an ideal president, probably the best one in modern times.
You are so right Dennis, I would vote for him in a heartbeat!!
Absolute best choice for this position as he would be as the Director of the FBI. Senator Gowdy is a no nonsense person who will get to the bottom of the Washington Swamp and drain, dredge and clean the cess pool out.
Great choice! I am sure that he will indeed help President Trump
“Drain the Swamp”.
I think he’s one of the few honest guys in Washington. I don’t think they could’ve picked a better man. It’s very sad that there isn’t more decent guys like Ted Gowdy running Washington. I wonder when the swamp is going to try and destroy him.
Yeah swell. Remind me again who went to jail for Fast & Furious or for Benghazi?
WISH HIM WELL
THE OVER NIGHT COMMITTEE??????? FIX YOUR HEADLINE IDIOTS!
YES! Trey can help “drain the swamp”… !
Be prepared ladies and gentlemen, to watch the cockroaches scurry from the left…!
It’s a movement I would like to call “RAID”! (the bug killer, if you didn’t know the brand)
~JOHN~ said dat
HALLELUJAH!!!! IT’S ABOUT TIME THE CORRUPT DASDARDS THAT HAVE BEEN SELLING OUR COUNTRY DOWN THE RIVER FOR PERSONAL GAIN WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE….IT’S A NEW DAY AMERICA…WWIII WAS DIVERTED WHEN THE WITCH LOST….IF THE SLEEPLE PEOPLE ONLY KNEW HER INTENTIONS…NWO AGENDA, TAKING AWAY OUR SOVEREIGNTY IS NOT HAPPENING NOW BECAUSE THE SWAMP IS GOING TO GET DRAINED! JUST LOOK WHAT THAT POOR POTUS WAS UP AGAINST…NOT EVEN SOROS..FUNDING ALL THE PROTESTS IS GOING TO SAVE THEM FROM FAILING!!!
Great choice. He is definitely not corruptible. I love this guy he should run for President after 2024 when Trump unfortunately has to leave and can’t get another term.
Now the lefty’s have something real to cry and snivel about,maybe now Trump can work in peace for a change,they all have something to hide and Trey just needs to pull the covers back and look at what they’ve got hidden.
Go get ’em, Trey!
Phil in TX
Super guy and choice!
Trey Gowdy, in my view, is the type of man found all too infrequently in politics. His morality and ethics shine through in all he does. No man has a wider net for clearing the swamp. I would expect the left to go after him as relentlessly as they have hounded Trump, it’s what they do. I see this as the beginning of the end of political corruption. The cockroaches will be scurrying
from the bright light exposure, long overdue in the corrupt practices of the democratic left. That’s my view from Canada.
Great choice !!!
Dems and Liberals are frantically digging for dirt on him