He's given us numerous reasons, but Gowdy's performance in the IRS hearings is something to behold. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen got high and mighty the other day when someone said they didn't believe him. But smugness can only take a person so far. And Trey Gowdy was just the person to bring him down a notch.
Watch Gowdy grill Koskinen in this video.
It's possible that no criminal charges will ever develop from these hearings. But it's heartwarming to see someone like Gowdy put an arrogant bureaucrat in his place.
Democrats were whooping it up last year when Elizabeth Warren berated some bank regulators, even though she had it wrong. Democrats have so far ignored the IRS scandal, and there's every reason to expect them to stand behind any bureaucrat who advances the party line even when he/she broke the law to do so. But the rest of us can take comfort in small public comeuppances such as the one Gowdy gave Koskinen.