This was my first thought, he has gained a reputation among conservatives and might make a good choice to replace Comey. There are others under consideration, their background and experience in this area will be a major factor for President Trump and his advisers to compare. I have a feeling that in this case some of the decision may be a ‘gut’ decision as to the ability to perform the duties of this position and also follow the Constitution and Rule of Law. Comey is is being revealed, did some things like other Democrats, and disregarded existing rules and procedures. This is where Mr Gowdy excels!
Others on the list, Sheriff Clarke, also gets a ‘thumbs-up’ from many for his outspoken and very knowledgeable in this area. The list may not be complete since Sen. Mike Lee suggested an Obama supporter due to his experience. I say NO to this one, he would be a continuation of Comey’s partisan practices. We shall have to put our faith in President Trump to choose the right person, who may not be on that current ‘list’ below. – Admin
Internet Explodes as Trey Gowdy Pushed to Replace Comey
BY BEN MARQUIS
President Donald Trump shocked the nation Tuesday by firing FBI Director James Comey, largely due to his unprofessional handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation as well as some of his public statements in congressional hearings on that and other matters.
According to Independent Journal Review, many people on the right let out a cheer, as they have been waiting for Comey to be fired since he let Clinton off the hook in the summer of 2016.
Meanwhile, Democrats who up until Tuesday were vehemently calling for Comey’s ouster due to his alleged sabotage of Clinton’s campaign just before November’s election, were suddenly backing Comey to the hilt, newly outraged that such a shining example of an impartial lawman could be fired so ingloriously.
However, among the celebrations and grievous outcries percolating on the Internet, one name consistently drew mention as the top potential replacement as head of the FBI, that being Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, a veritable rock-star in conservative circles.
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To be fair, The Associated Press listed Gowdy as one of four top potential replacements for Comey, the other three being NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
While there are certainly pros and cons to any of those others mentioned, the former South Carolina prosecutor who has gained prominence in Congress by chairing the Benghazi Select Committee investigation as well as grilling countless bureaucrats who appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, seems a logical choice.