Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is set to become the next chairman of the House of Oversight and Government Reform Committee, after the Republican Steering Committee gave him their backing on Thursday. Gowdy is a former federal prosecutor who was a member of the Intelligence Committee's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election and is best-known for his prominent role in the House Benghazi investigation. If confirmed, he will lead the probe into President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. In the past, Trump has criticized Gowdy, who supported Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the 2016 GOP primary, for being soft on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of an unauthorized private email server. Current Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) will resign at the end of June.
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