Will Trey Gowdy Be Our Next Speaker?

[N]ames have been bubbling up to the surface of other lawmakers who might want the majority leader gig. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., who has enjoyed the media spotlight the past few days for pushing for the special conference meeting, appears to be eyeing something in the post-Boehner leadership shakeup, and on Tuesday morning, two Utah Republicans, Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz and freshman Rep. Mia Love, vouched for Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Love put out a statement urging her colleagues to join in a “draft” of Gowdy, saying he will “stand up and speak out for the conservative principles and conservative polices that capture the imagination of hardworking Americans,” and “will help create clarity and focus for Republicans to lead the country into a better, brighter future.”

Chaffetz, in an interview on Fox News, said he thought “Trey Gowdy as the majority leader would be heaven sent.”
 Source: Roll Call
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