GOP recommends Rep. Trey Gowdy to Chair Oversight and Government Reform Committee

6/8/17 WASHINGTON —  The House Republican Steering Committee has recommended that Rep.  Trey Gowdy (R-SC) be named chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, to succeed Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement:

“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.

“I want to thank Steve Russell for putting his name forward for chairman. Steve will undoubtedly continue to play a critical role on the committee pushing for reform and fighting wasteful spending.”

NOTE: This recommendation will be presented to the full House Republican Conference for official ratification.


MSNBC reports:

House Republicans tasked Gowdy, a former state and federal prosecutor, with leading their special Benghazi committee, asking Gowdy to undercover information the other six congressional committees that investigated Benghazi may have overlooked.

It was, of course, a disaster. Gowdy’s Benghazi panel spent millions of taxpayer dollars chasing down bizarre conspiracy theories, asking questions that had already been answered, and pulling together evidence that had already been exhaustively reviewed.

The result was a committee that was needlessly partisan, needlessly secretive, and ultimately pointless. Even Republicans who hoped the Benghazi Committee would produce anti-Clinton fodder were left to wonder about the point of this lengthy and unproductive exercise.

Indeed, this probe was among the longest in American history, and when it comes to congressional scrutiny of specific individual events – Pearl Harbor, 9/11, the Kennedy Assassination, Watergate, etc. – the Benghazi investigation was the longest ever.

For his trouble, Gowdy is now getting a promotion. The congressional tradition of “falling up” continues to endure.

12 thoughts on “GOP recommends Rep. Trey Gowdy to Chair Oversight and Government Reform Committee

  1. Mr. Mc Cure, the reason the city of Chicago is paying so much for retirement is because Mayor Daley wasn’t paying the cities share of retirement costs. So the fact that the city didn’t pay for it’s share of retirement costs is not waste, it’snegligence. So the answer is to just end the retirement payments to the annuitants. Just keep the money going to the businessmen. Workers just steal their wages! Take from them.

  2. JP Morgan is bank rolling Chicago Public Schools(CPS) retirees for $1 billion.
    Millions are pocket change in 2017 when talking waste by government.

  3. Another leader from Suckalina. Spent much in tax payer funds just for a soviet style show trial. And as for Ryan, he should have said “Gowdy has the ability to burn through tax dollars for entertainment”. Congressman Gowdy spent so much time investigating Benghazi because he wanted go after a Democrat, any Democrat would do! Why doesn’t Congressman Gowdy investigate why the Army and Marines Give many of the returning vets less than honorable discharges? The N Y Times told of how many come back with PDST and the vets are gotten rid of because they cause too much trouble. The troops need help, not thrown under the train! Many of the vets are without VA benefits. After serving their country, they are forgotten.

    • Lets be real, troops should have been immediately dispatched.
      We got American’s held by other Countries around the world for BS.
      Be glad I am not in charge, collateral damage would not be on the table but enforced

  4. Trey Gowdy is a wonderful choice. You may ask:”What difference does it matter that four Americans died in Benghazi?” Those of us that served in the military appreciate his investigation. The reason it took so long was the stonewalling on the part of the Clinton state department and the Obama administration. That was her 3 am call and she failed the test.

  5. After 7 committee’s on Hillary [and not at fault ] one was all Republican and wasting millions of dollars you think Congress could do better than Gowdy . He said he dept it going to make sure it hurt her in the polls .

  6. Us CSRS retiree’s have paid with a 60% cut in our Social Security benefits, I am highly to think that this implementation of a benefit I earned before even becoming a federal worker was put in front of Reagan as a package bill, that made sense, but some idiot took away a benefit that I had earned way before joining public service. Now the attack on a COLA decrease of .5% CSRS per year, as SS thrives with no cuts and a $25,000 tax write off before benefits of Social Security are considered taxable.
    Is it you just plain don’t like us CSRS and penalize us CSRS annuitants, which to me are fraudulent actions to take from CSRS annuitants and give raises to Congress, Senate, and executive branch present employee’s at a cost to drive CSRS annuitants towards the line of becoming a subsidized welfare burden.
    I can’t even afford to pay my medical deductibles, nor even eat a descent meals, or travel to see family, I am being driven into a bankruptcy. This has to be prevalent across the entire CSRS annuity receiver.

  7. I bet he won’t look into trump the way he looked into crooked hilary. he only wants to spend money if its against a democrat.

  8. Another anti-postal worker piece of shit from White Trash Nation – and they don’t come much more white trash than upstate SC. They get plastered at strip clubs on Saturday night and then get up and go praise Jesus on Sunday morning.

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