Trey Gowdy is one of those people that no matter what field that he decided to go into he would be nothing but an absolute asset to whatever organization he decided to put his mind towards.
Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy’s retirement is quickly approaching, but if Republican Senator Tim Scott has anything to say about it, Gowdy won’t be going very far. If it were left up to Scott, the House Oversight Committee Chairman would be staying put in Washington.
The Republican Congressman has explained that he will be focusing on his law practice once his final term is over. Scott, another Republican from South Carolina, explained that Gowdy is a perfect fit for the Supreme Court replacement that is needed as Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring. As Kennedy announced his retirement, President Donald Trump was left to find a suitable replacement, nominating his second high court justice of his presidency. (Trump’s first nominee to the Supreme Court was Neil Gorsuch.)
President Trump explained that he will be making his nomination public on July 9, as reported by TheBlaze.
Scott was clear about his feelings on the matter.
“I’m going to recommend Trey Gowdy be one of the folks that I would have a strong recommendation for him serving on the Supreme Court,” Scott explained during an appearance on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show” this past Sunday, as reported by CNN. “I hope that the president will be open to that recommendation,” he continued.
Senator Scott explained that the former federal prosecutor is “incredibly fair.” He explained that Gowdy would criticize the Trump administration under the same guidelines that he had regarding the Obama administration.
“A guy who will call balls and strikes and not choose a side, even when he’s an elected member, at this time in our nation’s history, that’s hard to find,” Scott stated of Gowdy.
Gowdy issued a response to the idea to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.
“Senator Scott and I share more than a bond of friendship, we share a passion for a justice system that is both respected and worthy of respect. To earn the respect of someone with the character and integrity of Senator Tim Scott is one of the highlights of my professional career,” Gowdy explained to the newspaper. He did not speak on the possibility of him serving on the Supreme Court, however.
Western Journal reports: During his CNN interview, Scott said he had no “litmus test on a specific issue,” but does want a justice ready to look to the future.
“I want someone who understands and appreciates where our country is today, not where it was 50 years ago,” Scott said.
Other senators have been more aggressive.
Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, wants a justice who will not violate the principle of stare decisis, in which courts follow their own precedents. In conversations about the Supreme Court, that’s generally used to describe how a potential justice might rule on a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion in the United States.
The Washington Examiner reports that Senator Collins claimed while on ABC’s “This Week” that President Trump’s list of possible nominees does have a few names that are not quite up to par.