Editor’s Update: Trey Gowdy eliminated himself from contention 5/15/2017.
This means he either had a change in heart, or the original source was inaccurate.
According to a report from FitsNews, Trey Gowdy has confirmed his interest in the FBI Director opening.
Gowdy was the top choice among our readers, but could he be a viable choice and confirmed when Democrats are terrified of him?
Time will tell.
U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy received a call from the administration of Donald Trump this week asking whether he was interested in becoming the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Gowdy’s answer? “Yes.”
According to multiple sources, the fourth-term congressman confirmed his interest in the position to the White House.
Obviously this wasn’t a job offer, it was merely the first step in gauging Gowdy’s interest in the position.
Several other names have been floated as candidates for the nation’s top law enforcement post, which became vacant earlier this week when Trump fired former director James Comey (prompting full-on apoplexy from the far left).
But Gowdy is definitely in the running, as we reported earlier this week.
“He’s on the official short list,” a source familiar with the situation told us.
Regarded for months as a likely appointee to the U.S. fourth circuit court of appeals, Gowdy may instead wind up joining his close friend former U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley as high-profile executive branch appointments.
Haley was appointed by Trump to represent America at the United Nations, while Mulvaney was selected by the president to run the powerful White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).