Conservative fave Rep. Trey Gowdy has been selected to head up the House oversight Committee, an entity that provides oversight on the current White House administration.Gowdy will be replacing Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz who is stepping down at the end of June.
CNN is reporting:
The steering committee of House Republican members who pick committee chairs approved Gowdy to replace Chaffetz, and the full conference vote installing Gowdy as the Chairman will be Tuesday, a source confirmed to CNN.
Gowdy was widely expected to be picked for the role and has deep connections with both House leadership and conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus. Gowdy is best known for his work as Chairman of the House’s Select Committee on Benghazi.House Speaker Paul Ryan applauded Gowdy’s appointment in a statement Thursday.
“Trey Gowdy possesses the experience and deep commitment to transparency and accountability necessary to be the House’s next Oversight chairman. He has proven that he will always look out for taxpayers and seek answers from the bureaucracy. Trey has my absolute confidence, and I know he will do an outstanding job,” Ryan said in a statement.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, who was the top Democrat on the committee on Benghazi, will be working with Gowdy once again and congratulated him on getting the position.Gowdy is a man who is more concerned with the truth and upholding the law than he is about his own career and reputation, which is a breath of fresh air in Congress.
His bold and fearless leadership are needed now more than ever.[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]