The GOP House caucus is maybe facing a predicament. What if you gave a Committee chairmanship and nobody came? With the departure of House Intelligence Committee Chair Trey Gowdy, that position will be open after the mid-term elections. What is remarkable is that there are no takers at the present moment. Does that mean that there is no one interested? Are the interested parties laying back in the weeds to see what the competition will be? Does the possible turnover of the House leadership to the Democrats make this a job that would not be a good career choice? Who is interested, then?
As Written and Reported By Andrew Malcolm for Hot Air:
Normally, becoming chairman of a congressional committee is a big deal, eagerly sought after by ambitious members of the majority party who want to make a public name for themselves.
Not so much anymore, at least concerning the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
That chairmanship is about to become vacant. Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina is the chair presently and has announced that he’s leaving Congress in January when the current term expires. The 53-year-old former federal prosecutor was only in that position eight months.
Before Gowdy, the chairman was Jason Chaffetz of Utah. He resigned from Congress last June.
So, who becomes the new chairman? Who knows?
Uncharacteristically, no Republicans have announced yet they would like the job. Hmmm. The two most senior members of the committee — Tennessee’s John Duncan and California’s Darrell Issa — are among the growing list of GOP members who are retiring like Gowdy.
Why do you suppose?
The main reason is revealing about the new political environment in the Swamp, I mean, Washington. What Republican wants to head a…..
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