Congressman Trey Gowdy of upstate South Carolina has swiftly risen up the ranks to become one of the most influential legislators in Washington, D.C. He recently gained yet another powerful position when he assumed the role of House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman, replacing outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
In recent comments that Rep. Gowdy made with reporters, he outlined how he is planning on stopping the committee’s investigation into the manufactured “Trump-Russia” scandal.
As reported by Politico, Trey stated that he “wants to return the Oversight panel to its original ‘compulsory’ jurisdiction, including overseeing more mundane issues like government procurement and the Census.”
Explained Gowdy about his reason for stopping the committee’s investigation, “No. 1: It’s in the jurisdiction of Bob Mueller. And secondarily, I would think Judiciary has jurisdiction over the Department of Justice and the FBI. To the extent that any of those memos are classified, that would be [Intelligence]. And for those that think a third committee ought to look at it, Oversight would have secondary permissive jurisdiction but it would be secondary.”
Added Gowdy, “Allegations of criminal or quasi-criminal activity is squarely within Mueller’s jurisdiction. So the process by which security clearances are granted, if that needs to be tightened, amended, changed, I’m all for it. The revocation of previously existing security clearances… we don’t investigate crime.” Do you think Gowdy is making the right choice?