South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy’s name had been floated as the likely choice to head a select House committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks and subsequent Obama administration response.

Today, Speaker of the House John Boehner made it official:

Those interested in unearthing all the facts about the Benghazi attack applauded the choice:

Gowdy will attempt to force the Obama administration to live up to its unfulfilled promise of historic levels of transparency. No easy task.

  • DG

    Best news I’ve heard today!!!!!

    • drw

      It’s the only good news I’ve heard on this subject, ever.

    • osborn4

      Best news I’ve heard in 5 years.

  • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

    That’s the best choice for Chairman. Trey… here’s $20 bucks for a good haircut.

    • JimmyNeutron

      People mock his hair. I think it’s cool. It’s unpredictable and scary. Always different to keep people off-base. Plus, he’s from SC – so he may go nuts and call for them to shell Ft. Sumter again (and I’d be there in a heartbeat if he did). So, between his wild SC leanings PLUS his hair – it’s a very formidable and scary thing for the pinkos today.

      • mdtljt

        Frogmore Stew all around!!! Rep. Gowdy will make the Sandlappers and the Nation proud!!!

  • JeffWRidge

    What’s that sound you hear? I do believe it’s the lefties’ collective (and collectivist) heads exploding. This is going to be interesting.

  • Emily B

    YES!!!

    *fist punch*

  • R.C.

    downside: Boehner is just trying to gain cred with the TP before his election.

    upside: Gowdy is no doubt the man to lead this investigation.

  • ConservativeTexan

    Here’s a dozen legal-size pads and a box of hip waders. Kick b*tt and take names Trey. There’s four brave heroes and their families that deserve it.

  • QueenB

    No fist bumps in the White House today….. 😀

  • mdtljt

    Can’t ya just hear the sad trombone in the heads of all the Benghazi Cover-Up players….this is going to be so Schadenfreudelicious….TAKE IT TO ‘EM, TREY!!!!

  • Hotlanta Mike

    He’s never lost a case…Hussein is in trouble.

    • karmafordems

      That is the greatest news!

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

    Hillary is about to find out what difference it makes. And never forget when the Dems literally walked out of the hearings, refusing to hear the testimony of the victims’ families, further spitting on the graves. Dem walkout memory refresh: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/359018/12-oversight-committe-democrats-flee-benghazi-hearing-family-members-testify-sterling

  • Richard J Sunkle

    RELEASE THE KRAKEN!

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Imagine the sound of thousands of democrat sphincters contracting in unison.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “I sense a disturbance… as if a thousand Democrats cried out at once and then were silenced.”

    • Marvin Nelson

      Embrace the suck, Dims.

      • Richard J Sunkle

        Happy Clincho De Sphincter democrats.

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    Obama is now on the phone to the NSA asking for dirt on Trey. They will probably drop some gay porn onto his hard drive and hijack his email account with racist and anti-gay MEMES.

    That’s how they roll.

    • LJB_65

      Yep, not unlike what they did to Petraeus.

  • CLEmom

    The WH is already indicating it will not cooperate.
    Guess they have something to hide.
    #shocking

    • QueenB

      Strange….Obama himself said if one has nothing to hide, why would anyone care about the NSA spying on average American citizens. I guess this proves the White House does have something to hide.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I was wondering why Democrats seemed particularly pissed this afternoon.

  • Marvin Nelson

    I sincerely hope that Mr. Gowdy will live up to his rep and take the DimocRAT thugs to the wood shed, from Obammy on down. Give ‘me hell, Trey!

  • remarks1

    It’s about time John!!

  • frozeninbemidji

    Gowdy would seem to be the perfect choice.

  • Patches O’Houlihan

    I was already developing a man-crush on Gowdy, this may just cinch the deal…

  • AZWarrior

    I hear CSPAN will carry the hearings on Pay-per-view! I would certainly pay to see this. :-)

  • lilwren

    Tenacious as the “Fighting Gamecock” Sumter, forthright as the “Owl Wizard” Pickens, wily as the “Swamp Fox” Marion. If you’re stumped by these references, you know next to nothing about the American Revolution; more fighting for independence from tyrannical rule occurred in lil ol’ South Carolina than any other colony. Pax.