5 Things You Should Know About Conservative Rockstar Trey Gowdy

5 Things You Should Know About Conservative Rockstar Trey Gowdy

Rep. Trey Gowdy (Photo by: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

As buzz continues to rage over the possibility of Trey Gowdy running for Speaker of the House or, more likely, House Majority Leader, here are five things to know about the popular South Carolina Congressman. Gowdy, a husband and father of two (a daughter in high school and son in college) is in his third term.

1. He is an award winning former District Attorney and Federal Prosecutor.  After graduating from Baylor, Gowdy attended South Carolina Law School, graduating in 1989. Gowdy then went into private legal practice. Gowdy became a federal prosecutor in 1994, where, during his tenure, he earned the Postal Inspector’s Award for successfully prosecuting J. Mark Allen,  one of “America’s Most Wanted” suspects. In 2000, he decided to run for 7th Circuit Solicitor, the equivalent of a District Attorney in South Carolina. Gowdy won and was re-elected multiple times.

2. He knows how to beat incumbents. Gowdy won his Congressional post by beating an incumbent Congressman, winning a 5 way primary that led to the ouster of Rep. Bob Inglis in 2010. He also won his District Attorney position in the 7th Circuit by defeating a Republican incumbent. In that  race, it was Gowdy’s first political campaign ever, and he successfully knocked off a 16 year GOP incumbent.

3. He is Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare in the U.S. House.  As Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Gowdy is the House’s top dog when it comes to investigating the 2012 attack at the U.S. Embassy in Libya. Clinton is due to face Gowdy in a heated hearing on October 22nd. Gowdy was appointed to the position by the now departing Speaker Boehner.  While announcing Gowdy as the Chairman of the committee, Boehner said that “Trey Gowdy is as dogged, focused, and serious-minded as they come… This is a big job, but Rep. Gowdy has the confidence of this conference, and I know his professionalism and grit will earn him the respect of the American people.”

4. He’s popular with his peers. Gowdy says he is not running for any House position, but his colleagues are egging him on, encouraging him to jump into the leadership race. Gowdy is publicly backed by Rep. Mia Love, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, and  The support reflects the fact that Gowdy is well-liked by all factions of the divided House GOP Conference, a rare Congressman who can have lunch with legislators like Justin Amash and Thomas Massie, then seamlessly transition to a sit down with House Majority Leader and leading Boehner replacement Kevin McCarthy.

5. He’s great on TV.  Long before he was rattling cages in D.C. and appearing regularly on Fox News, Gowdy was featured in the show “Forensic Files” for his work as a prosecutor. Gowdy made not just one, but two appearances on the show. He was also on America’s Most Wanted, as well as Dateline.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I just love you Mr. Gowdy <3 Keep the the positive work. America needs you more than ever. Any position you are in I am sure you will be a winner ! :) I would love to see you as speaker or attorney general. I also think you would make an AWESOME President !

  2. He has got my vote ,,one of the most honest , trustworthy,comitted to his serving the country and voting the way his constituents want him to vote. He respects the law $anyone who try’s to abuse that as outlawed in the Constitution he has no use for.

  3. Trey Gowdy is the man. I recall seeing him way back when on Forensic Files and was impressed THEN. When he got elected, I was not surprised. Mark my words, you need to watch his guy, he is a high flyer. Trey will do some big things before his time is through. He gets my vote!

  4. Yes, most “thinking” people who see him in action just love him. There is no limit to what he could do to help our Country if placed as Atty General in a new administration where he could really make a great difference in the nonsense that we have suffered under for the past 7 years!

  5. A no – nonsense individual. His character I compare to those whom carried our constitution forward. A statesmen of the ages, grounded on proper rather than impropriety. He sifts through the malcontents with conviction, not malice. Each generation has the pleasure of exposure to such trustworthiness, positive grounds of honorable intensions not to command opportunists but to condemn their negative actions which carry consequences far beyond our comprehension. He walks the walk, he not only carries a big stick he wields its bulky base in direct contact to that which yeilds content with substance. I am in awe when treated to his cross examination of those awaiting the laws of the land prepared to nail them by the fasteners they provided. Armed with simplicity he disarms those whom hide in the shadows of complicity against our fundamental principals. Do I admire this statesmen, absolutely, are there others principled and approaching his level of worthiness, yes, you know whom they are. They are the best among the conservative representation. Yes this number may seem humble but if leadership lights the torch of cave dwellers their direction will be clarified by the lifted shadows of condemnation. In America we need not return the stones tossed by the hypocrites of social injustice we only need to pave the road with those ambitions the poverty stricken populous travel to repel their circumstances committed by lawless hypocrisies. I in past comments confess my negative fallout I experience in my observation of our nations failures, I hold no honor for those deliverers of perverted policies crated to perpetuate poverty,s extension and growth nor am I a supporter of monetary systems revolving around material gain over humanities trumpeting the cries of opportunities for all our citizenry to participate in the commerce of needed living conditions enabled by bottom up growth rather than top down dependency. A free nation requires liberty surrounded by opportunity not conditional contracts dividing its productive workforce. Government can not force honorable outcomes, the people create the free nature of willingness to produce honorable circumstances. Those at the top wealth realm of society carry the liberty they utilize, we as productive peoples can only except what they choose to accommodate. If our nation chooses to end poverty those at the top must monetarily reward the bottom by reworking compensation and bureaucracies must be removed from dictating our free market capital. A nation can not function in a system required to pay earned revenue to a non productive bureaucracy so overloaded by litigation scam artists perverting our principled foundation. Government is presently way to big, the limit was exceeded in corrupt intensional fashion, to destroy the Republics principles. Semantics are distractive to purposeful dialog. I believe those few conservatives have the convictions to carry we the people back in the direction our nation was formed to proceed, as well as succeed. Conservative values will produce versus the current devaluation we are forced to endure in today,s liberal, progressive cave dwellers paradise. Utopia is an illusion delivered by false prophets perverted by profits.

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