So, according to this, Trey Gowdy has taken himself out of consideration for FBI director.
This may not be a popular opinion, but I’m kind of glad he did. Personally, I think Gowdy is much more useful where he already is, and he would become less useful as the FBI director. Besides, it makes him susceptible to being fired by future – or current – presidents, which could remove him from usefulness to the country all together.
What does freak me out a little is that Merrick Garland – Obama’s unsuccessful choice for the Supreme Court after the passing of Scalia – is apparently gaining some support for the short list to replace Comey. This is not a good idea at all. Apparently, no one will confirm or deny whether he is being considered for the role, but several members of the government have publicly stated support for this horrible idea.