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Thu May 18, 2017, 05:48 PM

Gowdy poised to replace Chaffetz as Oversight chief


Gowdy poised to replace Chaffetz as Oversight chief

The former Benghazi Committee chairman steps into another hot political scandal this time with a Republican president as protagonist.

By Rachael Bade
05/18/2017 04:00 PM EDT


Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is expected to become the next chairman of the House Oversight Committee, replacing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) in the high-profile post when he leaves Congress late next month, according to multiple senior House Republicans.

Gowdy, who led the Republican investigation into the Benghazi terror attacks, has started buttonholing members of the House Steering Committee in recent days to build support. Five members of that panel, which decides committee assignments, told POLITICO that Gowdy would easily win a race for the high-profile position.

If he does clinch the chairmanship, Gowdy would oversee a sensitive investigation into whether President Donald Trump pressured the FBI to drop a federal investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, previously was chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/18/trey-gowdy-oversight-chairman-jason-chaffetz-238568

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Reply Gowdy poised to replace Chaffetz as Oversight chief (Original post)
babylonsister May 2017 OP
ananda May 2017 #1
nikibatts May 2017 #2
Panich52 May 2017 #3
C_U_L8R May 2017 #4
neeksgeek May 2017 #13
Golden Raisin May 2017 #5
Laf.La.Dem. May 2017 #6
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #7
Frustratedlady May 2017 #8
OnDoutside May 2017 #11
Frustratedlady May 2017 #12
Wounded Bear May 2017 #9
gohuskies May 2017 #10

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:53 PM

1. Creepy

We are so screwed!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:54 PM

2. He should be prosecuted himself for the way he handled the Benghazi debacle.

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:55 PM

3. Travesty of the Peter Principle

Keep promoting the inept until they're in a position where they can't do harm. Repubs don't seem to grasp the concept.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:56 PM

4. Trey shiny.

How does he get that wet glisten?

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #4)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:04 PM

13. Sweating with guilt?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:57 PM

5. From the pan to the fire.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:58 PM

6. Will he change it to a Benghazi hearing?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:59 PM

7. Maybe this will finally take him down

like it took out Nunes and Chaffetz.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:01 PM

8. I didn't think they could accomplish it, but they are...

By choosing Gowdy, they are taking 4 steps backward, just as the party does with most of their new laws.

What a sick individual. I wonder how many times he'll mention Benghazi during his questioning?

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #8)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:16 PM

11. If it were possible, he is more stupid than Chaffetz, but

not as sneaky as shitface. I think Schiff will be licking his lips.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #11)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:20 PM

12. I hope you are right. I can't see Schiff backing down.

Gowdy is scary and doesn't know when to shut up.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:10 PM

9. What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:13 PM

10. Gowdy is actually Nathan Thurm's and Ed Grimley rolled into one


A smarmy sweaty liar with pointy hair.





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