Rep. Trey Gowdy who has fought the good fight against the corruption on the left since 2011 dropped the stunning news that he would not be seeking reelection when his current term runs out in November.
The South Carolina pit bull has decided to hang it up and is headed back to work in the legal system that he came from. He is the latest Republican to get out of a Congress that has been rendered toxic by the savageness of sore loser Democrats and a media on a mission to destroy the legitimately elected president.
Gowdy will be best known for the Benghazi hearings where he relentlessly grilled Hillary Clinton but in the end, failed to close the deal that would have likely ended political career before she self-destructed in 2016.
His reason is that he is sick of politics which is understandable and given his position on the House Intelligence Committee that is trying to get the memo on FBI-DOJ abuses of the FISA system to save Hillary and take out Trump, that probably didn’t help.
The corruption is overwhelming and may Gowdy just had enough of it.
— POLITICO (@politico) February 1, 2018
Via Politico “Gowdy finally had it with Washington”:
The influential chairman of the House Oversight Committee is sick of politics and won’t seek reelection.
Trey Gowdy is done with politics.
The House Oversight Committee Chairman for years has joked privately about quitting Congress and returning home to South Carolina. On Wednesday, he finally pulled the plug — likely for good.
A rising star that many Republicans once considered a dark-horse for speaker of the House, Gowdy announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection or any political office and would instead return to the justice system. Sources close to him say he wants to return home, practice law and maybe teach and write a book with his friend Sen. Tim Scott.
“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,” the South Carolina Republican said.
And in a sign of Gowdy’s desire to step back from public life, he recently turned down a golden opportunity to become a federal judge.
White House counsel Don McGahn in recent weeks broached Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, about filling a slot on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals — a newly vacated judgeship that Gowdy has eyed before, according to sources close to Gowdy. His fellow Palmetto State Republicans, Scott and Sen. Lindsey Graham, also urged him to accept the post.
But Gowdy, who’s long complained about the increasingly toxic nature of politics, turned down the position, the sources said.
He will forever be a marked man as long as he stays in politics following his clear disgust with the politicized Deep State and the contents of the Intel memo.
He dropped some hints on this to Fox News:
He also suggested that the memo will be extremely embarrassing to scumbag Hollywood Rep. Adam Schiff.
Gowdy wasn’t perfect but he is one of the good guys and his tenaciousness will be missed.