Recently, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy withdrew his name for FBI Director — but that doesn’t mean he’s not willing to move up the totem pole in the halls of congress.
He’s now considering running for chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
The Daily Caller reports:
Current House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz is expected to leave office before the end of June, according to The Washington Post, leaving his post on the powerful committee open.
In addition to Gowdy, Reps. Dennis Ross of Florida and Steve Russell of Oklahoma have also been floated to fill the role.
“Trey Gowdy, Dennis Ross & Steve Russell are all reaching out to Steering Committee members about Oversight gavel, sources are saying,” The Hill’s Scott Wong tweeted Thursday.
Gowdy’s office has confirmed he hasn’t ruled out seeking the position and is going through the process of discussing qualifications with his congressional colleagues.
“Rep. Gowdy is talking to members in the conference about the qualities they believe are most important for the next Chairman to possess,” Gonzalez said in a statement to The Post and Courier.
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