Trey Gowdy has announced his retirement from Congress, claiming it simply wasn’t as enjoyable as his career in the justice system, which he claims he is returning to.
Gowdy says that he is not be “seeking any other political or elected office.”
Hmmmmm. US Attorney General is not an elected office, nor is it exactly a political office, and Jeff Sessions is simply not getting it done.
With all of the swamp rats that need to be rounded up and locked up, We the People desperately need a Pit Bull like Gowdy at AG.
C’mon, Trey, make history!
From The Washington Post
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the current term and leave politics to return to work in the justice system.
A former prosecutor, Gowdy rose to prominence as chairman of a special House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role in the State Department’s response.
“I will not be filing for reelection to Congress nor seeking any other political or elected office; instead I will be returning to the justice system,” Gowdy, 53, said in a statement.
“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. “As I look back on my career, it is the jobs that both seek and reward fairness that are most rewarding.”
The special panel’s discovery of Clinton’s use of a private email server for government business became a significant issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, in which she was the Democratic nominee, and prompted an FBI review of her actions that reverberated until the final days of the race.
Gowdy’s northern South Carolina district is heavily Republican and includes the city of Greenville.
More than 40 members of the House GOP have decided to step down this cycle. Some received jobs in the Trump administration; others are leaving to seek higher office or because they were accused of sexual misconduct or harassment. Still others faced tough reelection campaigns or blamed the divisive political climate.
It was unclear what role Gowdy might seek in the justice system. One of the judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit took “senior status” on Tuesday, creating a vacancy on the bench.
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers praised Gowdy as a model public servant.