And thus the party's transformation to villainous Harry Potter bureaucrats will be complete. pic.twitter.com/KLtuhgcvTB
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) September 29, 2015
Now that BENGHAZI!, The Musical has achieved a record run (“The Benghazi Select Committee has now become one of the longest and least active congressional investigations in history,” Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, wrote in a statement. “The Committee has squandered the last 16 months and more than 4.5 million taxpayer dollars dredging up political attacks to impact the 2016 presidential election — a severe misuse of taxpayer funds and Congressional power.”…), Trey Gowdy’s Congressional fans think he should pursue even further glory. As explained by the NY Times:
House conservatives, fearful that the post-John A. Boehner era of leadership may look more like a modestly renovated old house than a newly built one, have begun to cast about for one of their own to join the upper ranks: the head of the committee that has been ripping into Hillary Rodham Clinton for well over a year.
While Representative Kevin McCarthy of California appears to have the momentum to become the next speaker of the House, the race for his current job, majority leader, has been thrown into a bit of chaos, with the only female candidate for the post withdrawing from consideration and an incipient grass-roots effort emerging to persuade Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, who has been leading the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email account as secretary of state, to step into the race.
“He is the kind of smart fighter our country needs and the American people deserve,” Representative Mia Love, Republican of Utah, said in a prepared statement Tuesday…
Representative Jason Chaffetz, Republican of Utah and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also supports a promotion for Mr. Gowdy.
So far Mr. Gowdy, who oversees the Select Committee on Benghazi — one of the longest-running Congressional investigations in history — has kept a low profile in the leadership race. “Chairman Gowdy is focused on the Benghazi Committee and will serve in that capacity so long as the committee exists,” said a spokeswoman, Amanda Duvall, notably not ruling the run out…
The 40 or some conservatives who pushed Mr. Boehner to resign may well continue to look in their own ranks for a leader. So far they have lacked a sufficient organizing operation or a slate of candidates willing to step up…
At least one person, Mr. Gowdy’s mother, views the idea positively, even if it might pose a time-management issue. “My goodness, I think he has his hands full right now,” Novalene Gowdy said in a telephone interview. “I think he would be qualified for anything there he is there. He is a very hard worker.”
Well, as long as his momma’s okay with it, who could complain?