Trey Gowdy is the seemingly popular shoe-in for the empty position of FBI Director:
Here’s my list for Director of the FBI.
1.) Trey Gowdy
2.) Ted Cruz
3.) Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly
4.) Sheriff David Clarke
— GodsAngelWarrior (@tweets1959) May 11, 2017
TREY GOWDY FOR FBI DIRECTOR..TED CRUZ FOR FBI DIRECTOR..RUDY G FOR FBI DIRECTOR..CHRISS C FOR FBI DIRECTOR..WHAT SAY U?
— Anthony Russo (@Tony19542) May 9, 2017
— Debbie (@dfisher76493463) May 13, 2017
However, the people’s man does not want the position. He does not seem to think that he is the man for the job. He said in reference to the fired James Comey, “I shared with him two things: (1) the qualities I believe are indispensable for our next FBI Director to possess, and (2) my firm conviction that I would not be the right person.”
Daily Caller reports:
South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said Monday that he informed Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the weekend that he is not the right person to take over as FBI director.
Gowdy, who was widely speculated to a top contender to replace Jim Comey, said that he met with Sessions on Saturday and spoke with him a second time Monday to discuss the open position.In addition to Gowdy, Trump and Sessions are reportedly considering another Republican lawmaker for the FBI post. Texas Sen. John Cornyn has been floated as a possible replacement for Comey.
A partisan pick like Gowdy or Cornyn would likely have difficulty passing Senate confirmation given the circumstances surrounding Comey’s firing. The Obama appointee was leading the investigation into potential collusion between the Russian government and Trump campaign advisers.
So, with Godwy seemingly down for the count, who will President Trump pick to fill the director’s shoes?