Immediately after President Donald Trump’s surprise termination of James Comey, rumors started swirling about who would take the beleaguered former FBI Director’s place.
One name that has come up again and again is Rep. Trey Gowdy, the brilliantly succinct former prosecutor from South Carolina.
The 52-year-old fourth term congressman could unite conservative “Republicans” as well as those in the GOP establishment (remember, he controversially endorsed establishment “Republican” poster boy Marco Rubio during the 2016 “First in the South” presidential election), according to Fitsnews.com.
Gowdy is also drawing rave reviews from prominent Democrats in his home state, including former S.C. Representative turned CNN commentator Bakari Sellers.
Known for his no-nonsense ability to question witnesses and get to the heart of the matter – Gowdy is also recognized for his honesty. In fact, the liberal Sellers tweeted this on Wednesday:
Dems are going to hate me for this. I don’t care. The best replacement for Comey is Trey Gowdy. He’s as honest as day is long.
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) May 10, 2017
Gowdy rose to political prominence for his leadership on the House Select Committee on Benghazi that investigated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s actions surrounding the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead.
The Greenville, SC native also has an insider advantage – his close personal friendship with recently appointed White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, who just so happens to have Trump’s ear.
Other contenders for the position of FBI Director are former New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly, former Bush administration Justice Department official Alice Fisher, and former Republican Rep. Mike Rogers.
Whoever is tapped to be the next FBI director must be appointed by Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
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