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Gowdy Reportedly Seeking to Replace Chaffetz on Oversight Committee

South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy is reportedly seeking to replace Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) as chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Chaffetz announced that he will leave Congress at the end of June to start a career in television at Fox News. He had led the committee’s investigations into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material, and vowed to continue those efforts even after Donald Trump won the presidency.

Gowdy, known for his no-nonsense, killer verbal and legal assaults on the opposition, would be an ideal choice to head a committee that investigates and exposes waste, fraud, and abuse in our federal government.

Via the Daily Caller:

Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina is reportedly considering a bid for chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Current House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz is expected to leave office before the end of June, according to The Washington Post, leaving his post on the powerful committee open.

In addition to Gowdy, Reps. Dennis Ross of Florida and Steve Russell of Oklahoma have also been floated to fill the role.

The Hill is reporting that Gowdy is the frontrunner for the position.


Steering Committee member Tom Graves (R-GA) said, “Trey is more than qualified to be the next chairman of Oversight.”

Would a ‘Chairman Gowdy’ be just as willing to continue the investigation into Clinton? He’d certainly be effective.

Here is Gowdy ticking off a list of statements made by Hillary Clinton to former FBI Director James Comey that were provably false.


It took him little time (roughly 60 seconds) to destroy Comey’s narrative that ‘no prosecutor could prove intent’ when it came to the former Secretary of State’s handling of classified information on a private server.

That is efficiency.

Graves indicates that Gowdy “has a lot of support from our conference” and “given the responsibilities that come with the position, and his past pedigree [as a prosecutor], he’s perfect for the job.”

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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