Tuesday's HOT MIC

Tuesday's HOT MIC

Aww shucks: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has withdrawn his name from consideration for FBI director. 

People who know Rep. Trey Gowdy say he isn’t seeking powerful roles within the government and would rather be at home with his family, but Republicans — and even some Democrats — keep pushing him to do more.

After the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey last week, the South Carolina Republican's name made it onto the short list of possible replacements for Comey's post. Gowdy withdrew his name from consideration late Monday afternoon.

Gowdy said he told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the FBI director needed to have "impeccable credentials" and also "unite the country as we strive for justice and truth." He also said that he shared with Sessions "my firm conviction that I would not be right person."

Fox News' Martha MacCallum will interview Gowdy about his decision to bow out of contention tonight on The Story with Martha MacCallum.