S.C. HOUSE LEADERS WANT CONGRESSMAN TO CLEAN UP CORRUPT JUDICIAL BRANCH
|| By FITSNEWS || It’s no secret U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy doesn’t like being a congressman. In fact South Carolina’s fourth district representative has been plotting his exit from Washington, D.C. almost from the moment he got there.
Even a high profile role in the investigation of presumed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton‘s Benghazi scandal isn’t enough to hold Gowdy’s interest, apparently.
So … what does the former prosecutor want?
To be a judge … specifically a federal one.
“Republican” leaders in the S.C. House of Representatives may have a state job for the 50-year-old Greenville, S.C. native to consider in the meantime, though.
The position? Chief justice of the S.C. Supreme Court.
Multiple GOP leaders in the House tell us Gowdy is being eyed for this powerful post as part of a massive judicial reform effort – one seeking to address recent nepotism scandals and other shady dealings in the state’s notoriously corrupt judicial branch.
FITS challenged South Carolina lawmakers to address judicial corruption last fall.
“Members of the S.C. General Assembly have proven incapable of ethically handling judicial appointments – while the corrupt judicial branch they’ve created has proven incapable of ethically handling our legal system,” we wrote at the time.
That’s for damn sure …
They failed to do so, though. And the judiciary got even more corrupt.
Retiring liberal S.C. chief justice Jean Toal – whose 15-year reign of terror ends next month – will be replaced by longtime associate justice Costa Pleicones. However Pleicones will serve for only one year due to his scheduled retirement.
Another liberal justice – Donald Beatty – is in line to become the next chief, however his flirtation with a spot on the federal bench has lawmakers leery of nominating him. Lawmakers are also hoping to nominate an “outsider” to the top spot – someone who can clean up a judicial branch run by Toal as an effective dictatorship for the last decade-and-a-half.
That’s smart …
The discharging of even-handed justice is a core function of government – meaning the state’s judicial branch should be funded, structured and administered appropriately. In fact we’ve gone so far as to support pay increases for Palmetto state judges (something we almost never do) because we believe they are among the few taxpayer-funded employees doing a vitally necessary job.
Well, when they do their job (which isn’t always).
But here’s the thing: Lawmakers can’t just bring in a fresh face, impose a few new ethical standards and call it a day. They must also surrender their appointment authority and their power over choosing judicial candidates – a.k.a. the real roots of corruption.
Anything short of that isn’t real judicial reform …
You won’t get comments here until everyone is back home from the Klan rally. Remember. No wire hangers for those robes.
I rode by a bit after 11 but was too early. I wanted to see if Grand-GOPer Tango had one of those special red sheets.
The KKK is trying to reach out to the LGBT community. Scroll down to pic. See GT on the far right.
Even with his Klanfastic buddies GT stands a bit apart, a fringer even at the fringe.
(I wonder if they think those more-pointy hats make them more acute . . . or cute?)
The man has proven in a committee hearing that he does not understand how the 5th Amendment is supposed to work and people think he should be a judge?
He was applying the Rules of Court to a Congressional Hearing. The problem had nothing to do with his understanding of the Rules of Court but rather with their applicability to a Congressional Hearing. Congress should change the rules for a Congressional Hearing to make them more in line with the Rules of Court.
Furthermore, Lerner’s actions clearly show that she has evidence of corruption that she wishes to hide from Congress and the American public. That proves that corruption in the Obama Administration is a fact and not a myth.
“Lerner’s actions clearly show that she has evidence of corruption that she wishes to hide from Congress and the American public.”
Indeed. Great attempt to deflect the “greater wrong,” nitrat.
Because you are an expert on the Bill of Rights?
Actually he PROVED he knows EXACTLY how the 5th Amendment works. He made a damn fool of Lois Lerner, who fucked up in her attempt to lie and cheat justice. And that’s why you’re shitting all over yourself, you stupid ass, corrupt liberal.
Then when she gave him the finger and basically told him to fuck off why did he whine and pout like a little girl?
He didn’t make a fool out of L. Lerner, she made a FOOL out of Gowdy!!!!!
Hell’s Bells – it was right there on the TV screen!!!
She made a fool of him by sticking up her nose and pleading the fifth?
Looked and sounded like a nice professional way of saying “fuck off” to me………………
And did not Gowdy whine and pout and issue threats like some spoiled little girl that doesn’t get what she wants?
Lerner ain’t intimidated by him and that’s what pisses him off the most.
If Lerner is able to keep from having to tell the truth about what she knew (as she did), why would she be intimidated? She would only need to be intimidated if she had to testify. It’s easy to be not intimidated when you aren’t going to be compelled to answer questions. Gowdy’s frustration was simply that she was allowed to give a statement at the beginning of the hearing, but then invoked the fifth when cross examined. To Gowdy’s point, why should she be able to give a statement (giving a meely mouthed “I didn’t do nothing”) and then assert her right to silence. Either assert the fifth or don’t, but you can’t have it both ways. That’s what “pissed him off” and with good reason, especially when he knew the democrats were going to do anything to take her side. You only see it as a hissy fit if you are a democrat who doesn’t want the truth to come out.
“Either assert the fifth or don’t, but you can’t have it both ways. ”
Well, no, not really.
To say that any American does not have the right to make a statement asserting their innocence before a grandstanding congressman or prosecutor asks them a question that may be used against them is so antithetical to the concept of American justice, it should be beyond partisan craziness.
If Trey Gowdy and the ignorant SC judges – if we had 3 strikes and off the bench on judges whose cases were overturned on appeal due to lack of understanding of the law, we would have a whole new team of judges in this state every 3 or 4 years – he has appeared before refused to allow people to plead the 5th if they had already spoken to the court, they abridged those people’s rights.
You don’t know you need to plead the 5th until a question has been asked.
As a proud independent and NOT a Democrat, I say Gowdy threw a hissy fit because Lerner DID have it both ways (thus the symbolic “finger and “fuck off”) and there wasn’t a damn thing that Gowdy could do about it.
Then again trial lawyers like Gowdy are very good at theatrics.
As an avowed conservative you will only see things through a biased eye same as liberals will take a biased eye as well.
As far as I’m concerned, the hard right AND the hard left are equally biased and have their collective heads up their collective asses.
Ok, but in this case you see the government (which is what Lerner was and who she represented) taking the fifth as a good thing. I find that incredible no matter who you are and a sad commentary on where we are at. You can say Gowdy was merely about the theatrics, and maybe he was, but I tend to think a hearing regarding government accountability should have answers and not silence. From that standpoint, Gowdy only had a natural response. Lerner giving a vague statement and refusing to be questioned on it is nothing more than a small symbol of government tyranny where the people are shut out.
Taking the fifth usually telegraphs something ain’t kosher.
The only thing (and I mean ONLY thing) I admire about Ms. Lerner is that she sees and knows Gowdy for what he really is – a damn fine prosecuter who is good at theater (as most trial lawyers are) who got dissed because she wasn’t going to play his game and told him figuratively to fuck off where upon Gowdy had a hissy. She knew how to get his goat and did a fine job of doing so.
I love it when dudes like Gowdy get knocked off their horse from time to time because they need to.
The problem with hard core conservatives (which you appear to be) is they see things the way they think things OUGHT to be (to kinda quote your boy Rush Limpballs) or wish they WERE and not the way they ARE and proceed to get pissed off about it and obsess over every little fucking thing.
Get over this government tyranny thing under ever damn rock or behind every tree. That shit was played years ago and is stale as old bread.
Sadly it was all he could do. We used to have a DOJ that enforced the laws and would seek justice. Now it serves as Obama’s asshole and lets all his illegal shit pass through.
Actually, he DID, and you, obviously, don’t.
Never going to happen….
Donald Beatty ruined his chances to excel by telling the truth about Solicitor Scarlett Wilson. An unethical beady-eyed bimbo from the sticks that has a little god complex. “Some things…” she said after being confronted with his words. This leaves the other “things” to be true about her.
It would be good to get Gowdy in, in SC, then when we get the White House, in some way we can take out Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan, Breyer and the like from the SCOTUS.
We all need to pray that when we get the presidency, w/ the US House and Senate, some of the very, very bad judges are taken out of the way. By being passive, and backing down to corrupt liberals, our courts have become filthy and un-American with evil, immoral men and women. The price has been excrutiating.
I’d love to see jurists like Gowdy, Judge Roy Moore, Alan Wilson and other CONSTITUTIONALIST-minded people, instead of blatant lawless activists like we have now. Hopefully God will be with our nation if we turn to him. And we can rid out legal system of so much of the scum polluting it.
Federal judges are appointed for life. You can’t just “throw them out.”
True. I guess I gathered that “take out” implied something more electoral, etc. But yes, impeachment is certainly a valid means to change a member of SCOTUS
Trey has experience in holding pretend hearings that go nowhere. He be a perfect fit for you guys.
He’s still on that Benghazi thing is he? Damn. What’s the point of dragging that along? She has her own email server. She won’t be preznit and he’ll still be bitching about the same thing in 2018.
Gowdy needs to be a judge somewhere he can have no influence (like a patent appeals court) because he sucks at being a congressman.
Like FITS pointed out Gowdy really didn’t want to be a representative of the SC 4th Congressional District – he just did it to better himself because as I’ve posted numerous times, Gowdy is out for only one thing and that is Trey Gowdy.
Sadly the rightwing nuts cheer him on at every opportunity when he ain’t done shit.
I’d as soon he left office today.
He will stay 6 years, long enough to get a Congressional pension…like Mark Sanford, Mike Pence, Jahn Kasich, Carroll Campbell, et al and etc.
Republicans love their government pay check, government retirement and government health care. They just don’t want anyone else to have that. Those bastards should be stripped of all those things. Give them a paycheck, Social Security and Medicare, just like everyone else, and forbid them from working for lobbyist. Then we will see how much they want to serve their country.
Man, you need to find another country! In this one, people of all political persuasions are supposed to be heard and then compromises reached. That’s the basic structure of our Constitution and if it bothers you so much you need to find another place to live–maybe try China. They don’t put up with much dissent there.
That’s the problem with “Take Control of the Courts” right wingnut types.
Most of them are just one or two steps away from fascists but won’t admit it.
FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION, YOU FUCKING IDIOT!!!!
Thanks for proving my point concerning rightwing nuts being one or two steps away from fascism………….
I have a good bit of world history classes from Clemson (football aside). There are some reoccurring patterns for sure. I can go into detail, but I’m drinking and it’s the weekend. I don’t care to win an argument.
The Constitional process for the SCOTUS just ruled subsidies OK for Obamacare, and Gays can marry. How’s your Constitution working out for ya – [email protected]$$. BTW – they also nailed Texas for using segregation in determining where people live.
Thanks for showing how fucking IGNORANT you are. “(P)eople of all political persuasions” are supposed to follow the CONSTITUTION you treasonous BASTARD. You sound like a Fucking Klan member.
Now GTFO my country if you cannot do what you are obligated to do as per being granted citizenship here.
You don’t INVENT Bullshit rules, based on your pop culture lies, clubs and political whims and lobbies, because a bunch of lawless Democrats tell you to. You FUCKING Moron.
Your country? It’s not yours. It belongs to everyone, and we just let you stay here for entertainment – Grand Tango!!!! Fortunately for you, being a poop shoot is protected by the Constitution.
Spoken like a true fascist!!!!
From Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 novel It Can’t Happen Here: “But he saw too that in America the struggle was befogged by the fact that the worst Fascists were they who disowned the word ‘Fascism’ and preached enslavement to Capitalism under the style of Constitutional and Traditional Native American Liberty.”
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Truly one of the most self-centered persons ever. He has absolutely no temperment for the judicial bench. Justice would never be blind in his court.
He runs for a seat in a legislative body that he’s not interested in purely as a stepping-stone, so he positions himself as a prosecuter congressman. Then he sucks up to SC senators hoping for their recommendation to a federal bench. That should tell you eberything about his opportunistic mindset. Lawyers and corporations are funding him in hopes he ends up on a bench so they can line up to appear in his courtroom.
Horrible, horrible person, in my opinion and experience.
He won’t make it. He’s too biased. He has a lot better chance of being a FOXnews pundit.
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I remember this guy.. he’s the one with the superstitious fear of marijuana.
He also has a fear of black women brandishing guns in front of the Spartanburg First Baptist Church…………………..
A very rational fear.
But not from somebody who talks tough all the time but ran the first time he actually faced a threat.
I’ve heard him state on more than one occasion a version of the following:
“I’m not afraid of threats, as a prosecutor I’ve lived with threats against my life ever since I started being one.”
if he hadn’t woofed it so much I wouldn’t have remembered him saying it and them remembering that when he ran away without even dialing 911.
In other words when the shit hit the fan Gowdy panicked. And knowing his type I’m not surprised that he did.
How was the rally?
Everybody must be home by now because you said you would not post till everyone was home.
Was it racial Armageddon like FITS (sic Willie) predicted it would be???
I have a fear of a snow-white swan
with a scowl and a scary tattoo holding a chain saw. There’s just no way to really prepare for that.
I have a pet wolf with a chain-mail coat that goes with me everywhere. All of his teeth have platinum crowns, and his claws are fitted with platinum nails.
His main diet is Republicans.
So, I guess the witch won’t be able to get out of any more DUIs? Or stonewall the retiree lawsuit against Columbia over promised medical insurance?
He would be smart to take a State Supreme Court seat since the odds of a Republican being elected President is so small that he won’t be going on the federal bench anytime soon.
Besides we need more Conservative “values” on the bench.
Have you checked on Hillary’s campaign lately. Or is ignorance a staple of yours? And she’s your ONLY chance, albeit a very slim one, if that. (See 2014 Election results.)
People have Finally figured out you and the media LIED to them.
Howdy looks like he got hit in the face with a two by six. Not his fault but…boy!
Your candidate is Hillary…..you fucking Dumbass. (:
Yep, and she still leading in the polls with double digits.
— and she is still following in the polls with her double-digit ass x 6 =
Awe come on Shifty, sure it’s a big ass, and she’s got ankles like a illegal immigrant mule, but she’s still beating all the GOP candidates in the polls. And that sir, is sorry ass.
He doesn’t have judicial temperment.
It is time that we quit looking for leaders that fits the mold and find ones that breaks the mold.
In other words – assholes — right?
But then again, sometimes it takes an asshole to get things done.
This liberal PC crap has got to stop. We have to have an honest discussion about what is wrong in our nation and what threatens it. TSA shouldn’t have to frisk 3 grandmothers to justify searching 3 young Muslim males. We need honest discussions about race, crime, immigration, personal responsibility, and many other issues. Then we need honest straightforward legislation that works toward solving those issues without currying favor to any one group. That need to happen not only in Congress but in the Courts as well.
This liberal PC crap has got to stop.
Republicans are scum.
That’s a start.
The wrong things.
Well, he’s done a stand up job with nailing HIllary on the Bengahzi investigation, and the job of Ed Grimley is already taken, so why not?
I would move to SC if he got on the SC there. I agree with him on darn near everything.
Gowdy should stay in DC. Maybe run for Graham’s seat or even be on the US Supreme Court. He can not help America in the SC Supreme Court!
Bob Ingles was a lot better than this drudgetard troll-doll hair havin brietbart circle jerkin’ dick freckle.