Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will recommend Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to President Trump for the Supreme Court. With Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement last week President Trump is searching for a replacement. He has announced that he will make a decision before July 9th. And Scott thinks Gowdy would be a perfect fit on the Supreme Court.
And it’s likely that most conservatives would agree. Gowdy announced earlier this year that he is retiring from Congress so he is looking for a new job. Scott thinks Gowdy should get the nod. Roll Call reports:
“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 said in an interview on CNN Sunday. “I hope that the President will be open to that recommendation.”
Scott and Gowdy, both South Carolina Republicans, have become good friends during their time together in Washington and have co-authored a book on bringing Americans from different backgrounds together.
Gowdy, who is retiring after his fourth term ends this winter, has been “incredibly fair” criticizing both parties and their leaders, Scott said.
“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 said.
Scott and fellow South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham previously endorsed Gowdy for another judicial appointment earlier this year in the federal appeals circuit, but Gowdy was not interested.
Gowdy is the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He first ran for Congress in 2010. Prior to that, he was a federal and state prosecutor for 16 years.
There were rumors that Gowdy was in line to replace James Comey as FBI director before publicly announcing he was not interested.