Two S.C. congressmen say South Carolinians must have a frank conversation about race and policing in an effort to curb incidents of violence like last summer’s slaying of nine African Americans at a Charleston church and shooting of an unarmed black North Charleston man by a white police officer.
U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is part of a newly formed congressional group that is meeting this week to examine police practices in the nation.
Having a two-tier justice system in which the well-known avoid punishment while ordinary people are held accountable endangers the country, according to U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy.
That was one of the conclusions the South Carolina congressman said he drew after questioning FBI Director James Comey Thursday afternoon.
Washington, DC - Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released this statement following the attack on the Dallas police officers last night:
Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) issued the following statement in remembrance of the lives tragically lost one year ago today at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina:
Washington, DC - Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Tuesday the Justice Department will seek the death penalty against Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof:
In case you missed it: my op-ed in USA Today in celebration of National Police Week.
S.C. cop's life, death reflected deep call to serve: Column
By Trey Gowdy