South Carolina Congressman and conservative icon Trey Gowdy announced earlier this afternoon he would not seek re-election.
The chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform revealed that he would not seek higher office, but instead return to his roots in the justice system.
The former federal prosecutor rode the Tea Party wave of 2010 to victory and gained fame for his prominence on the Oversight Committee and as the chairman of the House select committee on Benghazi.
Apparently, Gowdy has an aversion to politics but believes emphatically in public service. He decided nearly a decade in Washington was long enough.
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
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