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Trey Gowdy Gaining Steam In DC Leadership Battle

SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSMAN IN THE MIX FOR TOP “REPUBLICAN” POST || By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy is a leading candidate to become the next “Republican” majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Trey Gowdy as Majority Leader would be heaven-sent,” U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah said…

SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSMAN IN THE MIX FOR TOP “REPUBLICAN” POST

|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy is a leading candidate to become the next “Republican” majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Trey Gowdy as Majority Leader would be heaven-sent,” U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah said during an appearance on Fox News this week.  “I think that the Republican Conference needs somebody who can unite the body and represent us far and wide and articulate the message …. Trey Gowdy is the best person, and having spoken to him, I actually think he’ll do it.”

Another lawmaker – U.S. Rep. Mia Love of Utah – publicly endorsed Gowdy, saying he had “impressive communication skills, genuine compassion and the tenacity of a prosecutor.”

“Trey will stand up and speak out for the conservative principles and conservative policies that will capture the imagination of hardworking Americans and unleash the power of American exceptionalism,” Love said in a statement. “Trey will also not shy away from shining a light on the falsehoods and failed policies of the Obama administration. Congressman Gowdy is respected across the political spectrum and will help create clarity and focus for Republicans to lead the country into a better, brighter future. I invite my colleagues and Americans everywhere to join me in drafting Trey Gowdy for Majority Leader.”

Gowdy – who represents South Carolina’s fourth congressional district – has gained national attention with his leadership of the U.S. House committee that’s investigating Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

The current “Republican” majority leader – liberal California lawmaker Kevin McCarthy – is the odds-on favorite to replace John Boehner, who moved the GOP to the left on a whole host of issues after he became Speaker in 2011.  Few believe McCarthy will change Boehner’s policy of accommodation in dealing with the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama.

In fact the race over the “Republican” leadership positions is exposing the widening rift in Washington, D.C. between GOP officials who favor limited government, expanded liberty and free markets and those like Boehner and McCarthy who don’t.

As Gowdy’s prospects gain momentum, another lawmaker is dropping out of the race.

Liberal U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington State – the fourth-highest ranking “Republican” in Washington, D.C. – said she would not seek the position.  That leaves Gowdy and two other lawmakers – U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Tom Price of Georgia – in the running.

Assuming he doesn’t get the gig, Gowdy has a nice possible fallback … chief justice of the S.C. Supreme Court.  Beyond that, his name is also discussed with increasing frequency as a possible 2018 South Carolina gubernatorial candidate.

UPDATE: Gowdy’s out of the race for “majority” leader.

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69 comments

FITSNews shitting on itself September 29, 2015 at 9:57 am

But what if he slaps the Fuck out of Democrat ass-kissers, like FITSNews, before he gets out…

You government, gravy-train riding bastards are shitting all over yourselves, with the banishment of Boehner. I think that caught you off guard..and if Republicans began following their platform…it will DESTROY you and the Democrat Party, like you have destroyed our country…

Suck to be you…yoi fucking asshole…

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Torch September 29, 2015 at 10:01 am

Tell us how you really feel.

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Times they are-a-changin' September 29, 2015 at 10:06 am

We’ve been doing that. It looks like now, our leaders in the GOP are beginning to take heed. Pro-America may be a GROWTH business for a change.

the next few years may be ROUGH if you are lazy, hand-out-taking, America-Hating Liberal.

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 11:41 am

You got a fecel fixation? Do you play with it in the morning after your coffee?

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 11:45 am

Hurry up brain fart.

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tailor made 4 verdud! September 29, 2015 at 11:46 am

Still on that child porn site?

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 11:47 am

Finally, been waiting for your thing to post. What do you type with one thumb? You’re pathetic. Gotta go now – have to get some work done to pay for you Medicaid and EBT card. And stop buying bacon, it ain’t good for you.

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tomstickler September 29, 2015 at 10:09 am

This is amusing on so many levels.

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Lowering the Boom, on you September 29, 2015 at 10:20 am

Not as funny as Boehner getting his ass kicked out of the US House for doing the bidding of ignorant fucking Anti-american asshole-perverts, like you.

Haha.

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 10:39 am

At a tactical level, this is just the same ole’ thing. The GOP always finds a RINO for Speaker – in this case McCarthy the Amnesty King, and then gives a somewhat conservative the Majority post to appease the lunatics (even though they are usually a wolf in sheeps clothing like Cantor). The really important job that may see a change of ownership is Majority Whip – and this position is typically a very close friend to the Speaker, who has some window dressing for the Cons, but in effect, is the guy with the knives. From what I’ve read, the difference between Boehner and McCarthy is this – once crossed Boehner would slap you down but keep smiling. McCarthy doesn’t smile when he seeks revenge, and is more cold blooded. Meaning this – you think the GOP Civil War is open now? Wait until January when McCarthy starts firing committee chairman who make his life difficult come December. Chaffetz should be more concerned with wearing a steel plate on his back, than worrying about Trey. So watch who is the Whip, because that will be the biggest, meanest SOB in the whole group.

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U illustrate Obama's Failure September 29, 2015 at 10:49 am

I laugh my ass off, how, after 8 years of ABSOLUTE power in DC, you liberals are left to begging that you can find a weak, Liberal-Tarian Republican to force your failed polices on the people.

You have so sullied your party, that people across America are telling you to GET FUCKED…so you have to rely on the few Republicans who are as corrupt as you are. Sucks to be you…but you damn sure deserve what you are getting.

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Crooner September 29, 2015 at 11:06 am

Obama’s failure, and the source of discontent from the left, is that he wasted the first two years of his administration trying to work with the Republican minority who vowed to make him a one-term President. He had a House majority and a filibuster proof margin in the Senate. He should have filled every fucking vacancy in Federal Court and rammed single -payer healthcare through as well. But no, he wanted to “change the tone” in DC with a group who vilified him, as the comments here attest.

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R U STUPID, or just a lair? September 29, 2015 at 11:14 am

Didn’t Obama say in his first 2 years: If the Republicans bring a knife to the fight. I’ll bring a gun..

Didn’t he tell the Republicans to Go to the back of the bus, in his first 2 years..

Go educate yourself, DUMBASS…

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Short Bus September 29, 2015 at 11:21 am

It’s not a long walk for Republicans to go to the back of their bus.

libs lie September 29, 2015 at 11:26 am

How is that with 34 governorships,largest majority in house since 1920 and will hold house for 100 years with gerrymandered districts and control of 70% of state legislatures?

mamatiger92 September 29, 2015 at 11:29 am

And, the country is going to hell in a hand basket. Thanks, GOP!

obama destroyed dem party September 29, 2015 at 11:31 am

Illegal E/O’s by Obama on Obamacare,immigration and the EPA.Will be gone in 2017.

Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 11:40 am

Really, your new Speaker is an ardent supporter of Amnesty. See you next year at the Fiesta. And if Biden loses, then Bush will do it. Viva El Busho.

Wall and make it Tall! September 29, 2015 at 11:44 am

Won’t happen.Period.McCarthy said last night No amnesty.

Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 11:45 am

Yeah, right. Boehner used to say that too. So did Rubio.

start the busses! September 29, 2015 at 11:48 am

Thank you Trump!

rocky lies 24/7 September 29, 2015 at 1:05 pm

As a nation founded by immigrants, we should to continue embrace the individuals who wait in line and come to the United States legally to work hard and contribute to our society. However, we should not provide any amnesty or path to citizenship that would benefit those who defy our laws and enter the United States illegally. In order to reduce the number of illegal immigrants in our country, we must enforce the laws that already exist. In order to do this, we must secure our border by using both physical as well as electronic barriers.We need to build a wall. We should also ensure that illegal immigrants are not receiving any of the benefits that are reserved for American Citizens.

Kevin M.

obama destroyed dem party September 29, 2015 at 11:35 am

Celebrated Clinton watcher Edward Klein reveals in a new book that the Obama White House sees Hillary Clinton faltering in the email scandal, possibly even facing federal charges, but President Obama is noncommittal on a pardon for his former top diplomat.

Turn out the lights, the party is over!

mamatiger92 September 29, 2015 at 11:37 am

Good. Not a Clinton fan. Hope they put her under the jail.

Vince F. September 29, 2015 at 11:40 am

You are stuck with her.She is YOUR candidate.That won’t change.Clinton Mafia won’t allow it.They would take the entire Democrat Party down if they get rid of Hillary.

mamatiger92 September 29, 2015 at 12:22 pm

She’s not MY candidate any more than Jeb is yours. No way I would cast a vote for her.

Crooner September 29, 2015 at 11:22 am

yeah, that’s it: I’m a lair.

you called it right! September 29, 2015 at 11:23 am

Yep.

Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 11:39 am

Yeah, that’s how we saved the economy, passed healthcare reform that has now helped over 20 million Americans obtain coverage they didn’t have before, and killed Bin Laden. Thanks for noticing.

obama is the devil September 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

Killed Bin Laden and gave us ISIS.
80 million on Medicaid is all he GAVE America.Made health care unaffordable for working with premium increases and higher deductions.

Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 11:44 am

Mine works fine. I guess you are just clueless. Well, not a guess actually.

Missing Backbone September 29, 2015 at 11:18 am

One day the Democrats will find their backbone and stand up to the Repub scum. Until then we are going to have to deal with watered down progress.

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your gal for 2016! September 29, 2015 at 11:37 am

“It’s all her own fault,” he [Obama] repeated over and over, according to sources who spoke to Jarrett. “Bill should have advised her better. He should have made her goddamn behave, follow the rules.”

“There’s nothing we can do now about any of this,” Jarrett said. “It’s going to be in the hands of the Justice Department. You can’t be seen to interfere. It’s gone way too far.”

Barack plopped down in a chair and let out a sigh.

“Dumb, dumb, dumb,” he said. “Just goddamned dumb.”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/new-klein-book-obama-discussed-didnt-agree-to-pardon-hillary-if-indicted-on-emails/article/2572986

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Crooner September 29, 2015 at 11:41 am

Not my gal. I’m a Bernie supporter. Her negatives are too high. Who have you given money to?

guest September 29, 2015 at 11:44 am

Klein – LOLOLOLOL Even Rush has called bullshit on his anonymous sources in his books.

Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 11:37 am

Damn that echo chamber of yours has thick walls. Tell you what, I’ll send you some tissues next election day in 2016. Just give me your address.

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Nölff September 29, 2015 at 10:52 am

Gowdy’s hair is as unique as John Boehner’s unnatural tan.

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White Trash Love September 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

What is it about republican voters and their love for orange men or men with questionable choices of hairdos?

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Manray9 September 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

So Gowdy’s been in Congress for less than five years and he’s a leader? Gowdy’s done little except engage in meaningless witch hunts thinking he’s this era’s Joe McCarthy. What are his legislative accomplishments?

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The nerve of that guy September 29, 2015 at 11:11 am

Yeah, it’s taken Obama 7 years to totally Fuck Up America.

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All Benghazi All The Time September 29, 2015 at 11:13 am

That’s what the Republicans want, a guy to distract their base while they spend more and cut taxes for their donors. They love deficits when they are in office. Witch hunts will keep the spotlight off them while they increase them.

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vicupstate September 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm

AND he doesn’t even want to be there. He will be expected to stay awhile longer if he gets the Majority Leader position. So much for heading back home.

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nitrat September 29, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Ain’t is amazing how lack of experience is GREAT in a GOPer and bad in a half-black Democrat?

And, I read yesterday that Trey’s Committee has gone on longer than the Watergate Committee and has absolutely nothing but meaningless leaks about emails to show for it.

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Manray9 September 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Trey’s committee is about political theater and providing clips for Fox News. It’s not about any substantive results. Trey’s not stupid. He knows there is nothing there.

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Ron September 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

Man, the GOP is a disaster these days.

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Who destroyed it? September 29, 2015 at 11:10 am

Do you mean kinda like the country, since Nov. 2008?

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Destroyed your ego September 29, 2015 at 11:12 am

Yes, that black guy in the White House really drove out the nuts in the GOP. What a bunch of racist kooks.

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Ron September 29, 2015 at 11:25 am

Yes. The under-educated crazies need to go, so the sane people can run the government.
These obstructionists are ruining the country.

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bye bye dems September 29, 2015 at 11:29 am

Obama’s intent was to destroy this country (‘transform’ was his code word). A ‘closet’ Muslim with a radical socialist agenda.

He failed.We are getting ready to take America back from evil!

Ron September 29, 2015 at 11:45 am

See what I mean? Idiots with a questionable grasp on reality just spout nonsense and think they are contributing something. They cry about a destroyed country, when what they mean is nobody is listening to dumb bigots anymore. That’s improving the country.
Here’s hoping 2016 is the last confused gasp of the wingnut bigots.

Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 12:04 pm

What upsets them is the country and economy is doing great, in spite of them. They hate the fact that the American people resoundingly point to them and say – “Hey, look at the idiots.”

Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 11:43 am

Yeah, he sure got the negro haters like Grand Tango all upset. Has Tango crapping all over his confederate flag.

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Sane Conservative September 29, 2015 at 11:11 am

The party is crowded with establishment folks who love spending money and cutting taxes for the wrong people mixed in with genuinely crazy morons. No room for fiscal solvency and keeping the left in check.

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

Under – statement.

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dems are lost! September 29, 2015 at 11:47 am

Getting rid of Boehner really upset you liberals, didn’t? Love it!

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vicupstate September 29, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Just watch what happens in the next 30 days !! I lot more than the previous three years.

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I Hate Rocky September 29, 2015 at 11:28 am

Obama must be punished. Even after he leaves office, he can still be punished. We need to make history and send his fucked up stink ass to prison for the rest of his life. It has to be done. He is a God Damn criminal. And that wife of his has the biggest gorilla bubble but ever to sit on a White House toilet.

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

You’re a tool.

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

Mama Bush was actually bigger. But OK.

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Crooner September 29, 2015 at 11:45 am

Ladies and Gentlemen: I give you the TRUE Republican party. ^^^^

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm

What’s really funny, he thinks he’s cute. But yet he never gets an up-vote. You Crooner, on the other hand, already have two.

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mamatiger92 September 29, 2015 at 11:48 am

stay classy, GT/flip.

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his IP on my dashboard September 29, 2015 at 11:50 am

Rocky posted that.

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Bible Thumper September 29, 2015 at 11:33 am

Oh God! (Not said in vain) Can’t what to hear what Sparklecity has to say.

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No Way September 29, 2015 at 11:34 am

Not a chance. Mick Mulvaney will have more to do with leadership selections than Mr. Personality.

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TSIB September 29, 2015 at 11:46 am

LOL!

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nitrat September 29, 2015 at 12:21 pm

He’s a pinhead.
And, can he tell you what the Benghazi committee is actually investigating? Benghazi or Hillary’s emails…until election day?

His committee has gone on longer than the Watergate Committee and accomplished not one bit more than the previous 7 GOP committee investigations.

But, hey, it’s just YOUR money you small government saps.

And, what can you expect from a party that calls an ex-CIA director, now a private equity hack like Mitt, STILL ON PROBATION for giving top secret documents to his paramour who did who knows what with them, to testify before Congress about ISIS – what could he possibly know unless his CIA and Pentagon friends are illegally passing him top secret materials? – just last week?

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Why did flip delete all his posts? Are the feds after him or something.

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Lone Ranger September 29, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Trey-I-Voted-With-Joe Wilson-FOR-Boehner-Gowdy gaining
steam?…you mean like Will Folks is sleeping with Haley?

Hey—when you decide to remove all doubt online
that you’re a flaming idiot—FITSNEWS is where you can do it daily !!!

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