“There is no feeling in the world like looking at parents, and saying, we got the person that killed your child.” ~ Congressman Trey Gowdy
Clearly, Speaker Boehner could not have chosen a better person to head the Benghazi committee. Congressman Trey Gowdy seems to have a deep-rooted desire for equality, and I have a sneaky suspicion he will not quit banging on the State Department’s door before justice is served.
Patrick Tracy Burris, a coward who caused havoc in South Carolina, turned out to be a nightmare for the former district attorney. So many slain children in one year can only weigh so lightly on a genuine heart. It was Mother’s Day 2009 that changed the course of Gowdy’s life, with both his mother and wife believing in his potential–and for some reading this blog could argue, his destiny.
I began my conversation with Congressman Gowdy by congratulating him on taking the 4th spot on the Politichicks 2nd Annual Red Hottest Men in the Conservative World 2014. Surprisingly, he was unaware, however assured me he will let his mom know about the accolade.
Uncertain of the amount of time he would be a congressman, Gowdy began his first term like a true rookie: Making an appointment with Representative Paul Ryan’s office just to meet him and obtain an autograph. If you have ever been in the U.S. Capitol, the last thing you want to do is seem like an amateur as perception is truly reality within the dome. (Perhaps he doesn’t give a darn what people think about him?)
Gowdy disclosed the most comfortable arenas are “those that reward facts, where there are rules and a referee, like a judge. In politics it is, for the most part whatever you can get away with….”
This is where I got little distracted. Shouldn’t the President be that “referee,” assuring laws passed by Congress are carried out as intended?
Congressman Gowdy addressed the “War on Women” mantra with some compelling evidence.
“The women in my life have this innate sense of fairness. When I hear one of my colleagues mention the ‘War on Women’ on the floor, I think, I have 3 sisters, a wife, a mom, a daughter, 70% of the people in my office are female, if I were in a war, I would lose!”
I personally believe the true “War on Women” is generalizing each of us as one big group with the same political stance while turning their noses up at those exercising the right to think independently. But what do I know? I’m just a girl.
When asked if the Republicans have a chance in 2016, Gowdy responded,
“We do, if we handle ourselves appropriately in the primary process and the debate and discussion is civil… we have to be persuasive. There is a time and season for everything. You can review, you can validate, this is the time to persuade.”
I wasn’t able to inquire whether or not I had asked tougher questions than those manning the Bo Jangles drive-thru; busy Gowdy had to run and vote. Before leaving, he did enlighten me with a very touching confession:
“The most memorable moment on the Hill thus far was seeing my friend, Senator Tim Scott being sworn into his seat. His seat was not appointed, but earned, and that is full circle, in my opinion, for South Carolina.”