South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy made a stunning announcement nobody saw coming.
After fighting for America for a long time, the Republican lawmaker has decided to call it quits.
He is resigning.
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.
Politico has more:
Gowdy will become the eighth current chairman to depart Congress, but his decision is an extra blow to Speaker Paul Ryan, who often seeks Gowdy’s counsel on legal matters. Most recently, Gowdy has advised the Wisconsin Republican on how to navigate the increasingly partisan Russia investigation into President Donald Trump — and how to balance the GOP conference’s demand for scalps at the FBI.
But to anyone who knew the 53-year-old former House Benghazi Committee Chairman, the retirement is hardly a surprise. Gowdy rarely participated in House GOP events, rarely attending the weekly GOP conference, for example. He often talked privately about resenting the increasingly partisan atmosphere. And he loved to say that he wished he was home watching cheesy Hallmark movies with his wife.
Gowdy rose to prominence in 2013 for his fierce interrogation of IRS officials accused of targeting tea party groups for extra scrutiny — scoring headlines when he argued that Lois Lerner, the official at the center of the controversy, had “waived her right” when she boldly proclaimed her innocence before the House Oversight panel but then asserted her Fifth Amendment right.
The House ultimately held Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about how conservative nonprofits applying for tax-exempt status were treated under the Obama administration.
Former Speaker John Boehner later appointed Gowdy to lead the House Benghazi Committee, a select panel charged with investigating the deaths of four Americans, including former U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, in Libya.
And there you have it. Gowdy is out.
He will most certainly be missed.