My Congressman, Trey Gowdy (R-SC), has been pretty far out there in his criticism of the Obama Administration, so I decided to ask him point blank whether he’s a birther or not. I was a little surprised to get a reply to such a provocative question, but reply he did:
October 29, 2014
Dear Mr. Davidson:
Like you, I believe the Constitution must be our nation’s guiding document, including its provisions specifying the requirements that must be met for an individual to hold the office of President. President Obama was qualified to run for this office by the Federal Election Commission, and courts have dismissed all lawsuits challenging his status as a natural born citizen of the United States. As such, I believe President Obama to be the legitimately elected leader of our nation.
Thank you again for contacting me, and please do not hesitate to do so in the future. It is an honor to serve you and the 4th Congressional District.
Member of Congress
Bless his heart.
Rep. Gowdy (chairman of the House Select Committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack) does not have a Democratic opponent in the 2014 4th District House of Representatives election, but is opposed by Libertarian candidate Curtis McLaughlin. Gowdy is favored to win. Some have suggested (here and here) that Gowdy should be elected the next Speaker of the House.
Gowdy was rated 0% by the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, and 100% by the National Retail Federation, the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Federation of Independent Business.
- Trey Gowdy’s embarrassing start – MSNBC