What You Should Know About Trey Gowdy

So far, he’s squeaky clean, but the left-wing destruction machine isn’t in full nuclear attack mode yet. They will be soon and we’ll learn that Gowdy is an awful person. He’s a racist – why? Because he married a white woman (a female of no-color). He’s homophobic because he married a woman (weren’t there any men around?), and he’s anti-feminist because he has children (OMG, why didn’t he just abort them?). And he’s a (gasp) Southern Baptist so he’s got to be a religious nutcase. And that’s just for starters, they’ll scour the earth to find something, anything to attack him over.

Even though I’m not a fan of Speaker Boehner, tan John finally did something right. And he had some words of wisdom that the democrats might take to heart, “Trey Gowdy is as dogged, focused, and serious-minded as they come,” the speaker said in a statement Monday. “His background as a federal prosecutor and his zeal for the truth make him the ideal person to lead this panel.” Even if his hair looks funny and he wears Rush ties.

We’ll see … stay tuned …


Harold Watson “Trey” Gowdy III was born on August 22, 1964 in Greenville, SC to Novalene (née Evans) and Dr. Harold Watson “Hal” Gowdy, Jr.

Trey graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1982. He earned a B.A. in history from Baylor University in 1986. He was a member of Kappa Omega Tau, a service/social Fraternity while at Baylor University. He earned a J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1989. In law school, he was a member of the scholastic honor society “Wig and Robe.”

Following law school, he clerked for the late John P. Gardner on the South Carolina Court of Appeals and United States District Court Judge Ross Anderson. He then went into private practice before becoming a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina.

During his six years as a federal prosecutor, Trey prosecuted the full range of federal crimes including narcotics trafficking rings, bank robberies, child pornography cases, and the murder of a federal witness. In April 1994, he was awarded the Postal Inspector’s Award for the successful prosecution of J. Mark Allen, one of “America’s Most Wanted” suspects. He also received the highest performance rating a federal prosecutor can receive – two years in a row.

In February 2000, he left the United States Attorney’s Office to run for 7th Circuit Solicitor. The 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office is essentially the District Attorney for the state of South Carolina’s 7th Circuit in criminal cases.He defeated incumbent Solicitor Holman Gossett in the Republican primary. No other party even put up a candidate, ensuring his election in November.

He twice won reelection, in 2004 and 2008, to the office of county solicitor for the state’s seventh judicial circuit, where he sought the death penalty in seven cases and won them all, according to the National Journal.


As 7th Circuit Solicitor, Trey led an office of 25 attorneys and 65 total employees. During his tenure, he started a Violence Against Women Task Force and a Worthless Check Program, enhanced and expanded Drug Court, and implemented a Drug Mother Protocol designed to assist expectant mothers break the cycle of addiction.

He was recognized statewide for his commitment to victim’s rights and drunken driving enforcement and nationally for excellence in death penalty prosecutions.

Representative Gowdy, who rode the conservative tea party wave into Congress in 2010, prefers to call himself “a prosecutor not a politician.”

Trey Gowdy entered Congress with a resolute commitment to the conservative principles that have guided him throughout his years in public service. At the core of those principles lies a firm belief in a limited government that inspires trust and demands accountability.

Representing South Carolina’s 4th District, Representative Gowdy serves on the House Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ethics, Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform. He also serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security for the Judiciary Committee. In these capacities, Representative Gowdy has fought to highlight facts, uphold the Constitution, rein in the ever-expanding scope of the federal government, and restore America’s trust with a renewed spirit of honesty, fairness and reason.



Trey is married to Terri Dillard Gowdy, and they have two children: Watson and Abigail. Terri works for the Spartanburg School District as a teacher’s aide. She is a former Miss Spartanburg and finalist for Miss South Carolina.

Watson is a sophomore at Clemson University and Abigail is a rising 10th grader at Spartanburg High School.

The Gowdy family also includes three dogs: “Judge”, “Jury” and “Bailiff.” So he’s got a sense of humor too!


OK, so he’s supposed to be a conservative. Is he? Make up your own mind. Even though he’s not running for national office (yet), I thought that knowing more about his positions on national issues could help flesh out who the man is – and how he is likely to perceive things brought out during the Benghazi investigation. So, following are a few of Gowdy’s positions on various issues – from On The Issues. More detail on each item is available on the website.


  • Pro-life plus: revisit Roe v. Wade & incentivize adoption. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Dec 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)

Budget & Economy

  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)

Energy & Oil

  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)


  • The “takings clause” should not allow governments to take private property for non-public purposes.
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Energy taxes like “cap and trade” or other “carbon taxes” will further penalize American industry and drive more jobs overseas.

Foreign Policy

  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating an anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)

Government Reform

  • Read the 9th and 10th Amendments; stick to enumerated powers. (Aug 2010)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)

Gun Control

  • Sufficient federal gun laws in place already. (Nov 2010)
  • Strongly favors absolute right to gun ownership

Health Care

  • Threat of a national takeover is looming. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the “Prevention and Public Health” slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)


  • Secure the border; it’s respect for the rule of law. (Aug 2010)
  • Congress has repeatedly dropped the ball on immigration reform. We must secure the border, enforce existing laws, and have an immigration policy that is fair, compassionate toward the politically persecuted but above all enforced.

Tax Reform

  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)

Welfare & Poverty

  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


benghazi-liarsSo, now that you know a little more about Trey Gowdy, what do you think that his chances are of getting to the bottom of the Benghazi incident?

I know for sure that I wouldn’t want him prosecuting me.

I’ve got some advice to Obama, Biden, Hillary, Rice, and Carney … be afraid … be very afraid.


Categories: Political

56 replies

  1. Investigated Hillary for a long time. Now he is defending Trump. Hypocritical legal nut


  2. I seriously admire Gowdy with such an admiration that I wouldn’t mind voting him to the presidency. He’s simply by far the perfect guy for the FBI job!


  3. I seriously admire Gowdy with such an administration that I wouldn’t mind voting him to the presidency. He’s simply perfect for FBI job!


  4. I must thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I really hope to see the same high-grade content by you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own site now 😉


  5. I’m a BIG fan of Trey Gowdy. I am not a US resident however – but don’t need to be to admire this man from afar. I had hoped he’d get the AG position under the new administration. Now I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he gets to head up the FBI.
    His ability to stay focused, ask the right questions, and not put up with BS has been so well recorded during the congressional hearings he has chaired or participated in. I loved to watch him make the wicked witch squirm during the Benghazi hearings.
    I’m too old to collect on a bet where I would put good money on him being the POTUS in the future, but I certainly feel that it is very likely.

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  6. Trey Gowdy wasted exorbitant amounts of tax payer monies investigating an event that was “investigated” more times than any other terrorist event in American history, including 911 and Beirut, all while Republicans admitted they cut funding for diplomatic security in Libya. Trey Gowdy himself admitted that the Benghazi investigation was a Clinton smear. And is EXACTLY why HRC was never charged with a crime. Keep on sucking down that stupid koolaid, folks. Trey Gowdy is a fame-whoring paper-white-faced ghoul with poor DNA and shitty grades in law school. Just look how close his eyes are to each other! LOL


    • UHHHH…Einstein. You do know that Gowdy was appointed chairman of that committee, right? You do know that he was doing what was asked of him, right? You do know that the entire thing was cooked up by John Boehner, right? You do know that as chairman, he doesn;t get to decide how much funding he’s going to receive, right? You don’t know…any of these? What a surprise. Here I just assumed that you are a liberal shill. You’re actually just a liberal troll in that case, which lowers you further down the food chain.


    • So Fact only Truth. How do you know that Trey Gowdy has bad DNA? how do you know he got Shitty grades in school? are these truths as you claim, I think not. The Republicans didn’t cut Funding in Bengazi they weren’t in control of anything. your wonderful President and even more wonderful ( To you) Killary were the ones that cut funding. Just remember this Truth. The President is the final say on anything Money, He’s the one that signs the Bill


  7. Keep up the good work trey


  8. You have high intent. This is so refreshing. It is nice to see someone who gives a “damn” about the American people and truth,justice.


  9. Let’s not forget for a minute the gentleman from Idaho, he has a crystal clear clean record
    as well, and not afraid to let his values be known.


  10. He’s •Rated -3 by AAI, indicating an anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)

    WHY anti-Palestine???!!! Doesn’t he know that Israel has pushed them back behind a damned wall? Israel brags that they “own the U.S. Congress”. Palestinians have been pushed out of their homes and their homeland for decades now. People coming to Israel – their “home land”? moved them out and took over their homes long ago. I’ve been singing his praises to everyone I know. Have a huge e-mail list and introduced them all to Trey. Now – I pray he – or you – will do some deep searching for the truth. My heart is hurting now. I called him my new champion. I take it back. (maybe he just doesn’t know?)


    • I am all for the UN giving the so-called Palestinians an empty desert terrain just like they did the Jews, and let them turn it into a viable nation, just like the Jews did. Plenty of empty land in the Sinai, and there is your two-state solution and the hope for a true peace.


      • Sorry for the late reply DAISY! But fair is fair and your solution is fair, but you and I both know that the anti-Israel faction in the UN would never allow anything that is fair to the Jewish nation.


  11. Your getting all these hits on your site because people are googling him senseless after seeing his impressive media performances over recent months and detailed bio information is limited to wikipedia and your site.
    He really is a quintessential good man and they’re in short supply.


    • Thanks for the reply “words,” I agree that Gowdy is one in a million and I think he’d make a great Attorney General (fingers crossed). It’s interesting that these hits to PT have been going on for months, at times averaging 100 a day. It is reassuring that so many folks think enough of him to do some research. Cheers!


      • I found your sight by googling Trey Gowdy Bio, but I clicked images and went to one that wasn’t in court. I’ve watched him on YouTube and was really just curious to know more about him because he seems like such a really solid guy. I appreciate the link leading me to the peskytruth and am looking forward to reading more!


      • Thanks for dropping by, Laura! Based on the interest in Gowdy, it’s a shame that he wasn’t running for prez! It’s reassuring to me to see how many folks appreciate an honest, dedicated individual who refuses to be politically correct. He’s a heck of a questioner and I’d hate to be on the “hot seat” with him as a prosecutor.


  12. garnet92
    You asked why so many visit this site regarding Trey Gowdy. He resembles good ole Abe Lincoln to me. He is really smart, knows the law, is fast on his feet, regards the Constitution and laws respectfully. He is lanky, witty, and most important HONEST! He is a breath of fresh air and a hero, obviously loves America. So, some of us look for info on him, hoping he will soon be up for POTUS. We certainly need him. Thanks.

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    • Thanks for your reply Kathy, however, my question was not about Gowdy – I agree that he is a national treasure, I was wondering HOW folks were finding their way to Pesky Truth – via Google? A post on someone’s Facebook? A link on someone’s blog or website? I’m just wondering about the source of these visitors??????? On the order of a hundred a day or so.


      • garnet92
        Hi, I was searching on Pinterest for information on Trey Gaudy when I found Pesky Truth, just can’t remember what pin, went back to look and couldn’t find it. Sorry.

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      • That must be it, Kathy – thanks for letting me know.


      • I personally came to this site because I googled Gowdy to learn more about him after seeing numerous videos of him in action on YouTube. Too bad this man isn’t running for president. I would vote for him and feel good about my vote.

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      • Thanks for the reply, Jana. I’ve been curious since I’m getting 80-100 additional hits on the Gowdy piece every day and I was wondering what the source was. I agree, he is what we need. I’d happily vote for him!

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      • I was wondering how Rep Gowdy did in law school, so I Googled. Pesky came a little farther down the list on Google, but I feared that I might find something disappointing. Fortunately, I’m not disappointed and I never cease to be impressed by him. Thanks!


  13. I couldn’t effectively argue against any individuals decision to relocate to TGs district.

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    • I’ve got a question for you, Mark. What is bringing so many visitors each day to this Gowdy post? I’ve got about 100 visits a day going to the “What you should know about Trey Gowdy” post and I don’t know why. He’s not in the news as much today as he was during the Benghazi hearings – what is the reason for your visiting Pesky Truth? Is someone posting something on Facebook that includes a link? Thanks, Garnet92.


      • I have just been following the for some time and I feel really strong about this guy moving up the ladder to set in the house one day he would for sure get my vote for president or even vice first we really need someone like him in there so this country whould be ours once again may in 4 years all we can do is hope and pray for his truth and fairness to lead what whould be the greatest country in the world once again so with that let’s push him right up to the white house steps and stand beside him all the way. Let’s go trey gowdy


      • You’re “preaching to the choir” loyd! We love us some Trey Gowdy here. I’m anxious to see if President Trump has a place for him in his administration. Attorney General?


  14. This man is easily the best equipped individual in politics today. I don’t agree with some of his positions (VERY few) but his unmatched intellect, razor sharp strategies and his ability to think insanely fast on his feet can ONLY be resultant of one thing: genuine, sincere desire to deliver the very best he can, at all times.

    Show me another politician who demonstrates this genuine character. …..Anyone else come to mind who wouldn’t ( or hasn’t ) sold us out in a heartbeat for personal gain? He is a compelling orator who uses common sense to debate his positions to great effect. You’d have to be beyond ignorant to lie to him. I loved it when the MIT professor was testifying about ignorant erroneous remarks he’d made in some public forum. The good DR. Was explaining that his ignorance and desire to appear smarter than he actually is made him say those moronic things. TGs response? “Let me get this straight…. you’re a professor at MIT and you’re concerned about appearing intelligent”?????

    And whenever he talks about Pelossi, it just warms my heart.

    I really thought Congress was ignorant or plainly didn’t care about the absurd disregard for the law, outrageous funding, no accountability for ANYTHING…. (I could go on for days) until I saw TG in action. If there are any other Rs in DC that have anything whatsoever going on in their heads, they should BEG Trey to take the AG job in preparation for a Presidential run. Trey is the ONLY decent human being smart enough, committed enough and knowledgeable enough to save this Country.

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    • Agree totally, Mark. Gowdy, in my opinion, is one of a kind. We just haven’t seen another member of congress exhibit the numerous abilities that he brings to the table as a prosecutor. He is the best at interrogating witnesses and forcing them to respond with actual statements rather than obfuscations and gobbledegook. He cuts through all of the BS and gets to the heart of the issue. I know I wouldn’t want him questioning me about anything! He would make a great Attorney General!

      Thanks for visiting PT and for your comment!


    • Man – you righties really have a little bit of an uncritical fascination with Gowdy. YES, in a field of idiots he stands out … but the issue is why is he standing with so many idiots? (OK—It’s his party affiliation – he can’t help it.) That said, and I do think he’s an honorable enough man with good intent, he has weaknesses. Number 1 job of a politician is to seek compromise – that’s what politics is – and he stinks at that number 1 job about as badly as Elizabeth Warren. #2 job, propose and pass legislation (which requires that you be good at the first job) – he’s really sucky here too. SO, while the righties may have a figurative erection everytime they see Mr. Gowdy, the truth is he’s just not that good at his job unless that job is fund raising from the right or obstruction. He is, unfortunately, what’s wrong with politics mostly on the right (and some on the left) today.


      • Tis better to have one Gowdy, one Cruz, one Lee, one Jordan, than 10 Pelosis, Reids or Clintons. And Paul Ryan? You can have him too – he works for y’all anyway.

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  15. Hey, I’m a lefty and think Gowdy is wrong on so many (not all) issues. Notwithstanding he appears for the most part to be a dedicated public servant and unlike some on the left and right, not a raging hypocrite. I don’t doubt that he responds to his constituents and donors, and like all people is blinded by his P.O.V. from time to time, but absent some real deeply hidden revelations he’s not a bad guy. The politics of character assassination is an art of both the left and the right but as for me I’ll stick more to the easier targets on the right such as Trump and Hastert and Palin and …… (We have a good number on the progressive side too. You can go after them, and assuming you are one of the few on the right to have the good sense to recognize that someone who disagrees with you isn’t necessarily a bad person, you know the right ones to pick on.)


    • That’s ok Ton, we welcome lefties here at PT! I commend you for recognizing that Gowdy is a selfless public servant. I appreciate his dogged determination to get at the truth during questioning a witness. I know I wouldn’t want to have him questioning me.

      Understand, and no I don’t believe that (in general) people who hold different political views are “bad” people, they’re just misguided.


  16. Mr. Trey Gowdy is a genuine son of this Nation. He.has a mission to give this Magnificent Nation of ours, the pride and the honor which other administration and corrupt leaders had driven into the stinky mud of their own selfish communist ideals. Mr. Trey Howdy is the perfect postulate for the Precidency of this Nation. He was risen with the principles of the United States of America. God will be on his side always because God lives in his soul. God Bless America

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    • Thanks for visiting PT and for your comment, Rosa!

      Yes, I think that Gowdy has found a place in the hearts of many Americans. He embodies what we believe our representatives should be – honest, capable, and above all, a patriot. It is truly disappointing that he wasn’t able to expose Hillary as the evil witch I believe her to be, but with the dems attacking him at every turn and the media protecting her, I guess he did the best he could do.

      I’d love to see him as Attorney General. We could resurrect some confidence in the Department of Justice then, God knows the DOJ needs it.


  17. Of all the people serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Trey Gowdy is my favorite. Having served 16 years in the legislature in Ms., I applaud Trey for his tenacity, his intellect, his commitment to seeking the truth and, most of all, his intestinal fortitude. I see him ascending to greater things in the future. His lifestyle and devotion to his family, his job and his country are exemplary. He would make a great Attorney General for America.


    • I concur, Harry. After watching him grill several witnesses on video, I just know that I wouldn’t want him questioning me if I had anything to hide. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a more dogged, persistent questioner and one who understood the “games” played by a questioner and witness and could anticipate how to cut the witness off “at the pass.”

      However, I was disappointed that he wasn’t able to get more answers out of the Benghazi hearings, even knowing that Cummings was doing everything he could do to derail the investigation. He would indeed be a worthy Attorney General.


  18. I praised Trey Gowdy as a super hero. I felt like everyone else,that the guy was a tough, smart,tenacious man that’s fighting for the little guy, and who wasn’t afraid of getting to the truth no matter what the obstacle was or who was in the way.

    Recently I began to think about the status of B.Pagliano. I searched google to find that Congress delayed a vote of contempt until after the election,according to two senior House Republican aides on condition of anonymity.

    I’m very concerned as to why it was postponed until “after the election”?Perhaps you can answer my concerns
    Thank You


    • Thanks for visiting and commenting Rick. I am very suspicious about anything that looks troublesome and gets postponed until after an election – smacks of political manipulation. I don’t know the answer, but I’ll see if I can find anything. I suspect that, like the Comey decision, the fix is in.


  19. I pray for him and his family. May they keep Christ first always and be protected by God. I pray Mr Howdy serves on the Supreme Court.

    If I could make an observation about Dir. Comey: I sense he has purposely and bravely pulled back the curtain so that we can see what is tying the hands of the Bureau. I believe he is subjecting himself to all of this so that the truth will come to light


  20. Love Trey Gowdy’s narrow focus of truth seeking!


    • Thanks for your comment, Renee. I love that about him as well. I was really hoping for more solid evidence on Hillary’s actions out of his committee though. I know one thing, I sure wouldn’t want him questioning me about something I wanted to hide – he is a dogged interrogator.


  21. Damn guy is a welcome change from the politics as usual


  22. I love Trey Gowdy and would love to see him in a much higher position one of these days. Hopefully as prez.


    • I agree and I am sure he would win the Presidency. He is a highly intelligent man and would serve this country to the best of his ability. PLEASE THINK ABOUT THIS MR. TREY AS YOU WOULD BE THE BEST PRESIDENT WE HAVE EVER HAD IN THE U.S.


  23. As usual, all your posts are right on target. Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and praying we all survive Obama’s last two years in office…………BK


  24. Not to get into a theological discussion, but he reminds me of the reincarnation of Thomas Jefferson, or maybe Patrick Henry.
    In any case, he is a firebrand that South Carolina’s 4th District can be proud to claim as a “Native Son”.
    Pray God we get thousands more with his moral courage, intelligence and integrity, to get this National Train back on its proper track~!
    Thank You, Garnet,,, An Awesome and informative Bio Pic.


  25. Receives a grade of B by Conservative Review with his score of 89%.



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