Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) is a very important person (VIP) in our nation at the present time because he appears to stay true to conservative principles. I have watched him during congressional hearings several times and have been impressed with him. He protects and defends our Constitution and American way of life like a pit bull. He is feisty and direct as well as being knowledgeable; he sounds as though he could care less about being politically correct. I like him!
During the House Oversight Committee Hearing on excessive conference spending by the IRS, Congressman Gowdy gave a passionate opening statement. In his statement, he said the institution has a character problem that isn’t going to be “solved with another webinar” and that it may be time to “start over.”
At a congressional hearing on the SAFE Act, Congressman Gowdy discussed the reasons why state and local law enforcement should be trusted to enforce our nation’s immigration laws.
Numerous Democrats have made statements in recent months about the demise of the GOP and the possibility of never winning another presidential election if they do not pass an immigration law. Congressman Gowdy obviously is not worried about the views of left-leaning politicians because he recently commented as follows.
“I was moved, almost to the point of tears, by Senator Schumer’s concern for the future prospects of the Republican Party, but we’re going to not take his advice.
“The Senate bill is not going to pass the House. It’s not going to pass for myriad reasons. I support immigration reform; I think the current system is broken. But our framers gave us two legislative bodies, and I assume that they did it for reason.
“The House runs every two years with the theory that we will be closer to the will of the people. So, under the assumption that the framers meant to give us two legislative bodies and a House of Representatives with 435 members, we are going to work our will, like we have been doing for the past weeks. We have passed four separate bills out of House Judiciary and an additional bill out of Homeland Security. We’re making progress, and we will continue to do so. I’m more interested in getting it right than doing it on Senator Schumer’s schedule.
Congressman Gowdy continued by discussing various ways that Washington should approach the issue of immigration. Watch him in action here.
I believe that Trey Gowdy is a man we can trust to protect our Constitution and to stand up for us. I also believe that he is a man that we should watch closely to see that he stands firm on conservative principles.