Rep Trey Gowdy Has Finally Had It With Washington
“There is more civility in a death penalty case than there is in some congressional hearings,” —Gowdy
I’m literally in tears over this! He’s my very favorite REGARDLESS of what side of isle I fell in politics I’ve always admired Trey Gowdy. I wish him the very best.
And I’m not a bit surprised he wants to go back to the courtroom where there’s actual LAW AND ORDER, unlike Washington.
There is a time to come and a time to go. This is the right time, for me, to leave politics and return to the justice system. Full statement here → pic.twitter.com/7I8AApqvs1
— Trey Gowdy (@TGowdySC) January 31, 2018
Gowdy, 53, is the 10th committee chairman to decide against reelection in 2018, an exodus that has raised concerns about a brain drain within the GOP ranks.
Unlike some other top Republicans who are heading for the door, Gowdy has years left on his chairmanship. But in a statement, he expressed a desire to get out of politics and return to his former life back in South Carolina.
“There is a time to come and a time to go. This is the right time, for me, to leave politics and return to the justice system,” he said.
“Whatever skills I may have are better utilized in a courtroom than in Congress, and I enjoy our justice system more than our political system,” he said.
His departure will have a significant impact on Republican leadership in Congress, as Gowdy has long been a close ally of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), often trusted to take on difficult assignments such as the investigation into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
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“Trey Gowdy exemplifies the persona of a public servant. His tenure in the justice system allowed him to bring a deep breadth of knowledge to Congress on the importance of fully prosecuting those who commit violent crimes, while keeping victims’ rights intact,” Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said in a statement.
“He will be sorely missed in Congress, and I wish him and his family success in their future endeavors.”