Trey Gowdy, the one and only legendary South Carolina Congressman has just been chosen for the position of chairman of the House Oversight Committee, beating out his competition from Oklahoma, Steve Russell.
Gowdy will be serving as a replacement for the outgoing Chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah, who just recently announced his retirement, and his last day of service will be June 30.
“Trey Gowdy is the right person for the job. He has a long history of demanding accountability, upholding transparency, and relentlessly pursuing the truth. Under his capable leadership, the Committee will continue to work towards ensuring effectiveness and efficiency throughout the federal government. As his friend and colleague, I have every confidence in his abilities moving forward,” wrote Chaffetz in a statement.
He then explained how the steering committee was “fortunate to have two good options. I congratulate Steve Russell for throwing his hat in the ring. He has loyally served this country first in the U.S. Army, and now in his current capacity representing the people of Oklahoma. I have high expectations of the contributions he can make going forward.”
He then went on to say that it had been the privilege of a lifetime for him to serve as Chairman of the historic Committee, and how he looked forward to working with Chairman-elect Gowdy to ensure a smooth transition of the gavel.