Sen. Lindsey Graham, preparing for a GOP campaign for president, is floating fellow South Carolinian Trey Gowdy as a possible future attorney general nominee in a Republican administration.
A reporter for The New York Times tweeted about it Tuesday:
— Jonathan Weisman (@jonathanweisman) April 21, 2015
Kevin Bishop, Graham’s communications director, added on Twitter that a Gowdy nomination to lead the Justice Department would be possible in a “Graham administration.”
— Kevin Bishop (@KevinDBishop) April 21, 2015
Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor elected to Congress in 2011, is best known nationally as the chairman of the House’s special committee on the Benghazi attacks.
Graham acknowledged during a Sunday interview on Fox News that there’s a “91 percent” chance he will seek his party’s nomination for president in 2016.