Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will chair the House special committee tasked to investigate Benghazi, according to Politico.
Gowdy, 49, a former federal prosecutor who is in only his second term in Congress, has proven himself one of the toughest cross examiners on the House Oversight Committee, which has been looking into a variety of scandals surrounding President Obama.
According to another report, the rest of the panel could be named as early as today. Gowdy and all Republican panel members will be appointed directly by House Speaker Boehner, according to Politico. It’s not clear whether Democrats will join the committee or decide to boycott it.