Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was reportedly a frontrunner to be the new FBI director, but he said Monday that he told Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take him out of consideration:
“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. I greatly appreciate the Attorney General speaking with me and respecting my decision and I wish him wisdom as he interviews potential candidates,” Mr. Gowdy said.
Gowdy won high praise among conservatives for his relentless leadership of the congressional Benghazi probe.
Some names still being floated to fill James Comey’s shoes are Judge Merrick Garland, Condoleeza Rice, and former TSA head John Pistole.