In the wake of recent smashing victories by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that many think have him on the road to the GOP nomination, analysts are trying to scope out the composition of a White House leadership team if Trump wins the general election.
Although Trump has been coy about his possible running mate, the candidate, who has said he would investigate prosecuting Hillary Clinton over her email scandal if the Obama administration refuses to do so, has indicated he has a role in mind for one Republican lawmaker who has shown he will stand up to Clinton.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2015
“@TGowdySC for Attorney General under President Trump,” runs part of a tweet Trump sent in July.
Gowdy, R-S.C., chairs the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which is investigating the conduct of Clinton and others in relation to the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were killed in that attack.
“I don’t think too many people would argue with the idea of Trey Gowdy as Attorney General,” wrote Michael Cantrell on Young Conservatives. “I know I wouldn’t have a problem with it.”
“Gowdy is known for his hardcore grilling sessions where he has ruthlessly skewered many a liberal who has gotten their hands dirty in service to their country,” Cantrell wrote. “Just knowing Hillary wouldn’t have a sound night of sleep again if Gowdy were in this position makes me give it two thumbs up.”