Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-SC, said Monday he has taken himself off a list of potential candidates to be the next FBI Director.
Gowdy said he told Attorney General Jeff Sessions he would “not be the right person” to replace FBI Director James Comey, who President Trump removed from his position last week.
“I was out of the country on a House intelligence committee mission when Jim Comey’s tenure ended as director of the FBI,” Gowdy wrote in a social media post on Twitter and Facebook. “I spoke briefly with Attorney General Sessions Saturday when I returned and again this afternoon. 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 hat I would not be the right person.”
Our country deserves a Director w/ not only impeccable credentials but also one who can unite the country as we strive for justice & truth. pic.twitter.com/SZIXbfmSOo
— Trey Gowdy (@TGowdySC) May 15, 2017
“Our country deserves a Director with not only impeccable credentials but also one who can unite the country as we strive for justice and truth.” Gowdy, who was a prosecutor for 20 years at the federal and state levels.
Gowdy added that he is “confident that person will emerge.”
via CNN Politics