Trey Gowdy Doesn’t See the Next Ronald Reagan Coming

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Rep. Trey Gowdy flew down to Florida this week to support two of his friends, former Congresswoman Sandy Adams, who is running for Congress in Florida’s 6th congressional district, as well as Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat Marco Rubio is vacating in 2016.

Trey Gowdy was tapped to give the keynote address at the Volusia County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner in Daytona Beach, where he drew a crowd of just under 700 to the event.

During his address, Gowdy warned the group that those waiting for the next Ronald Reagan, or Abraham Lincoln, would be waiting a very long time for that day to come:

And for those of you who are waiting for another Reagan or Lincoln, you are going to have a very long wait. I don’t see our culture ever allowing someone to be that revered again. If you are waiting for a knight to ride in on a horse and rescue our party, I don’t think its going to happen.

Gowdy then went on to acknowledge the real individuals who made the country great—those veterans at Arlington National Cemetery and everyday Americans who get up every morning to make a better life for themselves and their families.

I caught up to Trey Gowdy after his address, where I asked him for his take on the Obama administration’s foreign policy. Gowdy echoed what Sandy Adams told me earlier in the evening, saying that the Obama’s foreign policy was a projection of nothing more than weakness to our enemies around the world.


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