Trey Gowdy is one of the most talked about members of Congress.
Rumors are always flying around about his next move.
They were finally put to rest when Gowdy made a stunning announcement about a promotion.
Gowdy was tapped to chair the House Oversight Committee.
The position became vacant when current Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced his sudden retirement.
Fox News reported:
The Republican Steering Committee has elected Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to serve as the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
“I am grateful to the Steering Committee and the Conference as a whole for this opportunity to serve,” Gowdy said in a statement. “I look forward to working alongside the other Committee members, as well as any member of Congress, as we discharge the jurisdiction assigned to us.”
Gowdy will replace outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who is resigning from Congress at the end of June.
Chaffetz praised the move in a statement.
Fox News also reported:
“Trey Gowdy is the right person for the job,” Chaffetz said in a statement. “He has a long history of demanding accountability, upholding transparency, and relentlessly pursuing the truth. Under his capable leadership, the Committee will continue to work towards ensuring effectiveness and efficiency throughout the federal government. As his friend and colleague, I have every confidence in his abilities moving forward.”
As Chairman of the Oversight Committee, Gowdy will have the power to dig into the Deep State leaks that have hamstrung the Trump administration.
Politico channeled the fears of Democrats and others in the press by worrying Gowdy will look to enforce the law against leaking classified information:
“It is unclear in what direction Gowdy will take his panel‘s part of the Trump-Comey investigation, which has quickly become one of the most contentious political scandals in modern American history. While the House and Senate intelligence committees have jurisdiction over Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election, questions of obstruction and how Trump might have tried to influence the probe fall more into Oversight’s purview, at least in the House.
Democrats worry that Gowdy will use the gavel to protect the White House or focus the investigation solely on leaks to the media that make Trump look bad. Democrats’ distrust of Gowdy stretches back to his work on the Benghazi probe, which they believe was a witch hunt against Hillary Clinton.
Republicans praise Gowdy as a top-notch independent investigator, and at least one White House aide has worried that he could become a thorn in Trump’s side.”
The press and the Deep State should worry about Gowdy.
During House Intelligence Committee hearings he has repeatedly pressed intelligence community officials about the illegal leaks that are flooding the press.
Gowdy also exposed Hillary Clinton’s private email server when he chaired the Benghazi Select Committee.
If anyone can drive out the Deep State operatives leaking to the press and hold them accountable, it’s Trey Gowdy.
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