What makes him popular? He totally blew the Benghazi investigation and squandered millions of taxpayer dollars. Do Republicans believe that the likes of Trey Gowdy portend well for their future?
He clerked for a judge and worked for the US Attorney's office before becoming a full-on politician. What has he accomplished? Not a thing.
He will be marking time.
Trey GowdyHere is a conflict of interest.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
Assumed office January 3, 2011
Chair of the House Benghazi Committee
May 8, 2014 – July 8, 2016
Born Harold Watson Gowdy III
August 22, 1964 (age 52)
Greenville, South Carolina,
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Terri Dillard
Education Baylor University (BA)
University of South Carolina, Columbia (JD)
In July 2015, Republican nominee Donald Trump named Gowdy as a possible nominee for Attorney General in a Trump cabinet.
"Gowdy frontrunner to be next Oversight chair
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) could be the next chairman of the House Oversight committee — if he wants the job.
The popular South Carolina Republican and former Benghazi Committee chairman has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who made it official Thursday that he would resign from Congress on June 30.
Gowdy, a key leadership ally, has been racking up endorsements from colleagues on the Oversight panel and the influential Steering Committee, which will choose the next chairman."