Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., announced Monday that he had removed himself as a candidate to replace fired FBI Director James Comey.
Gowdy, a former state and federal prosecutor, had been mentioned as a possible successor to Comey, who was dismissed last week by President Trump.
In a statement, Gowdy said he spoke to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Monday and shared "my firm conviction that I would not be the right person" for the job. Gowdy added that the FBI deserves a director "with not only impeccable credentials but also one who can unite the country as we strive for justice and truth," adding that he was confident such a person will emerge.
Source: Fox News