May 11, 2017

Here’s a proposal that will ruin a lot of TV commentators’ expensive hairdos when it makes their heads explode: How about Trump appointing South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, the pitbull of the Benghazi Select Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as new FBI Director? He’s tough, qualified and would work well with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to accomplish Trump’s goal of restoring the FBI’s and DOJ’s reputations for no-nonsense law enforcement. Even one former Democratic member of the South Carolina legislature said his fellow Democrats would hate him for saying this, but Gowdy would be the best choice: he’s a straight shooter and honest as the day is long.

I’m trying to decide whether the Democratic leadership in Washington would think that Gowdy’s part in investigating Benghazi or his being “honest as the day is long” is a bigger disqualification for federal office.

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  • Jannie Kock

    05/15/2017 09:27 AM

    I think Trey Goudy would be a great pick for FBI director. Love his work ethics! But somehow from everything that I have heard, Mr Pistole would be the best pick outside of the political spectrum - and I am not an American, nor do I live there, just an interested person following everything there. And apparently from the twitter feed, Julian Assange will sue if the President picks Mike Rogers for the job. So let's go somewhere in between eh.

  • Carol Williams

    05/14/2017 03:06 AM

    I'd like to see Trey Gowdy as the prosecuting atty. against HIllary Clinton. She needs to be behind bars.

  • Teresa Faught

    05/13/2017 02:43 AM

    Yes! Tray Gowdy is the best choice if he would does us the honor !!!

  • Karen pyles

    05/13/2017 01:43 AM

    It's time for everyone in this country to grow up.
    Stop baiting the other party(s) and discuss issues like adults. Be the example Mr. Huckabee- and the other is like unto it: love thy neighbor as thyself

  • Sharon Peak

    05/13/2017 01:40 AM

    I really like & respect Trey Gowdy. He is more than qualified. It seems like the Director's job is more administrative & public relations than hands on. I'm not sure he would be happy in those duties. But maybe we all have the wrong idea of what a Director's duties should be. Considering that, if Gowdy really wants the job, he should do it.

  • Helen Jones

    05/13/2017 12:39 AM

    Trey Gowdy, my choice dunce the moment the Predident said, "you're giref" to Comey. No democrat could say anything against him, because they might have to be looking into his eyes some day. There may be good men qualified. , but none more qualified. Trey's the man

  • Barbara Siddell

    05/12/2017 11:31 PM

    Love Trey and think he will do an incredible job as head of FBI, but I hate to lose him in the Congress. He is the voice of reason amongst those many nut heads.

  • Carlene Morton

    05/12/2017 10:38 PM

    I think Trey Gowdy would be a great choice for head of the FBI. My only concern is he might be needed to help in the Republic contingent of the House. Wherever he is he will be of great service. Love his incivise

  • John Rich

    05/12/2017 10:23 PM

    I think Trey Howdy would be perfect.

  • L. Foley

    05/12/2017 10:18 PM

    The head of the FBI should be non-partisan. Trey Gowdy is the furthest thing from that. Work with your colleagues from across the aisle to appoint someone who will be unbiased and fair.

  • Alison Genovese

    05/12/2017 09:51 PM

    Terrible idea. He's one of the most partisan representatives in recent history and seems unsuited to the task of bringing integrity and independence to that role.

  • linda hart

    05/12/2017 09:39 PM

    Please, please, please let it happen.

  • susan hereford

    05/12/2017 08:34 PM

    sure why not there is no justice in America anymore, how did your daughter get a job with Trump? And how can you and your family go on and on about being a Christian and stand up and lie , must be tough oh I voted Trump, but I think he is not correct on his actions

  • Margy Cleary

    05/12/2017 08:11 PM

    Love it, but Dems will NEVER approve him. He's to honest

  • Cassie T

    05/12/2017 08:02 PM

    Get a grip people

  • Della Conway

    05/12/2017 07:57 PM

    Perfect pick.. liberal heads splatter!

  • Tom Chambless

    05/12/2017 07:49 PM

    We need a career law enforcement official that has never remotely shown interest in running for public office.

  • Cindy Fox

    05/12/2017 07:47 PM

    He would be great!!!! Gitmo has plenty of room now thanks to Obama.Why not let Obama and Hillary enjoy a recently evacuated cell along with the rest of the swamp people. Mr. Gowdy is the man that could do it!

  • Clarice Kay Beebe

    05/12/2017 06:09 PM

    I vote NO. I think he is too valuable right where he is.

  • Mary K

    05/12/2017 06:05 PM


  • Michael Evans

    05/12/2017 05:51 PM

    I believe the USA would be better served with a career law enforcement leader to replace James Comey, than to give the Democrats more ammunition by choosing anyone who would appear to be partisan. Since our wonderful president has nothing to hide, how can we possibly fear an honest, hard working, professional law enforcement candidate over anyone else?

  • Barbara Young

    05/12/2017 05:24 PM

    Trey Gowdy is my #1 choice to be the FBI Director, for the same reasons you mentioned. Having watched him many times in Oversight Committee hearings, he clearly thinks (and asks questions) with great investigatory skills, processes information and evidence to form accurate conclusions, and has always shown that his goal is to do the right and fair thing regarding truth, law, and justice.

  • Julie James

    05/12/2017 05:00 PM

    Yes. Maybe we can get to the bottom of Podesta and these emails.

  • Patricia Carneal

    05/12/2017 04:34 PM

    Trey Gowdy would be an awesome choice for the position. He never leaves a stone unturned.

  • Patricia Carneal

    05/12/2017 04:31 PM

    Trey Gowdy would be an awesome choice for the position. He is honest and straight forward and will do an exceptional job. He will not leave any stone unturned.

  • Donna Berry

    05/12/2017 04:10 PM

    Trey Gowdy, excellent choice, if he wanted it.

  • Judge Marc Mogil

    05/12/2017 04:09 PM

    Trump is being attacked by both liberals, democrats and the media. They will oppose ANYONE he nominates for anything, and any policy he proposes. As such, he should not compromise on crucial issues since it won't be appreciated. Guest will go after Hillary, Obama, and others who need it, and us a capable and outspoken conservative. Let's do it while we have the chance, since if only one party to a fight abides by the Marquis de Queensbury rules, it will be bad for the one trying to be fair to the minority group. Judge Marc Mogil

  • Rhonda Pierce

    05/12/2017 04:01 PM

    I absolutely agree!

  • Hana Brynda

    05/12/2017 04:00 PM

    Absolutely he's admired worldwide he's one of a kind a don't get me started but for some reason DJT keep skipping Trey why?!??

  • Judy Brandt

    05/12/2017 03:47 PM

    Absolutely this man is a genius and he knows the law ,

  • Brenda Lozano

    05/12/2017 03:46 PM

    Yes! Trey Gowdy justice!!! putting an end to all the excuses and yes to common sense!!! Outstanding choice.

  • Chris Wiesmueller

    05/12/2017 03:05 PM

    Trey Gowdy would be great at FBI. When do you get a spot in this administration?

  • Suzy Kellogg

    05/12/2017 02:47 PM

    I feel he would do a great job, but I think he needs to stay where he is because he doesn't back down!

  • Wanda Lambert

    05/12/2017 02:33 PM

    I believe Trey Gowdy would do a great job. He's intelligent, honest, and respected.

  • Sandy Erven

    05/12/2017 02:25 PM

    Trey Gowdy would be perfect. He woud get to the bottom of things, and do it in the name of the American people.

  • Teresa L Duarte

    05/12/2017 02:12 PM

    My husband and I were talking about the same thing last night! Trey Gowdy as the FBI Director would be a great choice. He is an honorable American with the experience and tenacity needed for that position.

  • Kathy Freeman

    05/12/2017 01:57 PM

    I think Trey Gowdy would make an excellent Director of the FBI as long as we can manage to keep his seat in Congress in Republican hands. We cannot afford to lose any Republican seats. Otherwise I think he would be great for the position.

  • Sue Savin

    05/12/2017 01:47 PM

    This was also my idea. Trey Gowdy is a man we can trust, with integrity, honest and will get the job done. This will make the Democratics head spin. But Gowdy will get the job done and fairly.
    Hope President Trump will appoint him.

  • Helen Bomar

    05/12/2017 01:19 PM

    He would be GREAT !!!

  • Rose Kaufmann

    05/12/2017 12:47 PM

    Yes absolutely!

  • June

    05/12/2017 12:47 PM

    I love Trey G. It would be a hard fought battle for Trump but they can't put someone in to please the democrats. Stand up for what is right.

  • Wade Reinitz

    05/12/2017 12:24 PM

    Gowdy was my choice also. He is like a bloodhound pitbull mix. Once he smells blood he will persue you untill he gets you. And once he sinks his teeth into you he doesn't let go until he brings you down!

  • Beverly Bailey

    05/12/2017 12:23 PM


  • Susan Dyar

    05/12/2017 12:09 PM

    The FBI director has to be independent because when it's proved there was no collusion between Trump and the Russians he/she has to be believed. There's no doubt the Russians meddled in our campaign, they've been doing it for years.
    Comey made a fool of himself with his Senate testimony last week and if he had proved no collusion between Trump and the Russians, who was going to believe him? Certainly not the Dems!

  • Nancy Schoonover

    05/12/2017 12:08 PM

    Excellent idea.

  • Karen Britt

    05/12/2017 11:57 AM

    Trey Gowdy would be an awesome choice for the position. Melt some snowflakes!!!!

  • Mary Harper

    05/12/2017 11:57 AM

    Excellent choice

  • Ethel B Walker

    05/12/2017 11:54 AM

    Trey Gowdy would be wonderful in that position. He has done a GREAT job representing my state!!! I know he will be GOOD in any job he does. God Bless Him and God Bless America!!!

  • Mini

    05/12/2017 10:14 AM

    Trey Goudy would make an excellent leader of theFBI. Honest and trustworthy. Straight shooter. Love him!!!!

  • Sue Carroll

    05/12/2017 10:05 AM

    I believe Trey Gowdy would be a great choice for FBI director. Initially I was hoping that he would be chosen for AG. We need more straight shooters like him.