Rep. Trey Gowdy is retiring from Congress at the end of his current term.
Many conservatives were disappointed by the news.
But one U.S. Senator thinks he’s found a perfect job for Trey Gowdy outside of Congress.
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott said he’s recommending Trey Gowdy to serve on the Supreme Court.
In an interview with Van Jones on CNN, Scott said, “I’m going to recommend Trey Gowdy be one of the folks that I would have strong recommendation for him to be on the Supreme Court. I hope that the president will be open to that.”
Jones pointed out that Scott and Gowdy co-authored a book together before Scott continued:
He is incredibly fair… Republicans were angered — angry with him because he was so clear even with this administration. Democrats were angry with him because he was so clear with the previous administration. A guy who will call balls and strikes and not choose a side even when he’s elected member at this time in our nation’s history, that’s hard to find.
Roll Call noted:
Scott and fellow South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham previously endorsed Gowdy for another judicial appointment earlier this year in the federal appeals circuit, but Gowdy was not interested.
Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was a federal and state prosecutor in South Carolina for 16 years before running for Congress in 2010.
President Trump has reportedly narrowed his list of potential nominees down to five.
He’s expected to announce his selection on Monday, July 9.
While Trey Gowdy is not named by the media as being on President Trump’s short list, it’s certainly an interesting recommendation.
What are your thoughts? Would Trey Gowdy be a good pick for Supreme Court Justice?
Or do you think Gowdy should run for public office (perhaps the U.S. Senate) in the future?
Let us know in the comments below.