On Thursday the GOP announced who will take charge of the House Oversight Committee in wake of Rep. Chaffetz resigning. The GOP has decided to let Trey Gowdy be the next chairman of the Committee. The Politico reports:
The move — if confirmed by the full GOP Conference — would put the South Carolina Republican at the helm of a contentious probe into President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, is known for chairing the House Benghazi investigation and has also been a leading member of the Intelligence Committee’s probe of Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election.
House GOP leaders encouraged Gowdy to run upon learning of Chaffetz’s looming departure. He is a close ally of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on a panel comprised of unpredictable Freedom Caucus conservatives with rocky relationships with leadership.
“Trey Gowdy possesses the experience and deep commitment to transparency and accountability necessary to be the House’s next Oversight chairman,” Ryan said in a statement. “He has proven that he will always look out for taxpayers and seek answers from the bureaucracy.”
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 and independent investigator, and at least one White House aide has worried that he could become a thorn in Trump’s side.
So what do you think Trey Gowdy did return the Presidents donation to his campaign last election cycle and he has been know as a vicious investigator. Do you think he is suited well to the Committee?