A South Carolina congressman could be seated on one of the most important seats in the U.S. Congress soon.
U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-Spartanburg, is said to be the next probable top of the powerful House Oversight Committee, as reported by Politico.
Quoting several senior House Republicans, Politico reported that Gowdy would take Jason Chaffetz’s position, the Utah Republican who intends to resign from his congressional seat.
“He 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,” stated Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., who plans to nominate Gowdy for the position.
In case he gets the position, Gowdy would get to be the head of the controversial investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and potential collusion with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Gowdy, who is in his fourth term in the House, is most famous for his importance in supervising the congressional committee that interrogated everyone involved in the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
This previous week, a rumor has spread that Gowdy is a valid option for the position of FBI director, even though he refused the position himself afterwards.
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