This Friday, one action has changed the course of U.S politics.
South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy had announced on Friday that he will walk in 2017 as a brand new member of the House Intelligence Committee.
“Protecting the safety and security of our fellow citizens is the preeminent function of government,” Gowdy said in a statement. “When it comes to our national security, we cannot afford to take risks.”
“The House Intelligence Committee plays a vital role in protecting Americans both at home and abroad through conducting thorough oversight of our nation’s intelligence agencies,” he continued. “I look forward to joining the House Intelligence Committee and working with Chairman Nunes and my colleagues to ensure national security remains the top priority in the 115th Congress.”
The committee, which exists for more than 40 ago, deals exclusively with classified information as it passes through and is handled by 17 different federal agencies.
Americans are cheering for Gowdy’s latest statement:
YES! Trey Gowdy has been named to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence! pic.twitter.com/aW6wJU9A6Y
— Ava- I love my USA! (@WEdwarda) January 15, 2017
@WEdwarda Damn good choice
— JustKate (@JustKate038) January 16, 2017
— Luana H. (@LuanaMacLac) January 16, 2017
@TGowdySC I wish I could be a fly on the wall, just for the chance to see you verbally smack other members around for bullshitting you.
— Wormwood (@TDA_Wormwood) January 13, 2017
— Nettie Coca (@Nurse_Nett) January 13, 2017
Dems probably thinking…Oh, lord, who let "Trey-Dawg" out???
— Johnny Dollar (@jbenlow86) January 13, 2017
Gowdy had earned his high status as a federal prosecutor, and his time chairing the House Select Committee on Benghazi is just another fact to prove that.
He definitely put Hillary Clinton in a corner:
He slayed FBI Director James Comey:
— Sherry Cappello (@bugsysbak) January 3, 2017
And he has clearly proven that he has absolutely no tolerance for dumb questions:
Do you stand by Trey Gowdy?