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Old 01-31-2018, 06:19 PM   #1
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Default Trey Gowdy to leave Congress, Yep hes gonna quit.

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Trey Gowdy to leave Congress, becoming latest high-profile committee chairman to retire

South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced Wednesday that he is retiring from Congress at the end of his term, becoming the latest high-profile committee chairman to opt against re-election.

“I will not be filing for re-election to Congress nor seeking any other political or elected office; instead I will be returning to the justice system,” Gowdy said in a statement.

The former federal prosecutor was elected to Congress in 2010. He quickly gained fame for his role in investigating Obama administration scandals on the Oversight Committee and then as the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

The 53-year-old Gowdy, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, has been outspoken about the FBI’s investigations into 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email practices, as well as the Russia probe involving President Trump and his aides. Most recently, he has been a proponent of publicly releasing the House Intelligence Committee memo on alleged government surveillance abuses.

“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.”

During his tenure in Congress, conservatives had unsuccessfully mounted efforts to get Gowdy to run for speaker of the House or majority leader -- efforts he rejected.

Gowdy joins a parade of committee chairs who are leaving at the end of the year.

They include: Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith of Texas; Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce of California; Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia; Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania; Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling of Texas; House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper of Mississippi; House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black of Tennessee and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen.

“He will be sorely missed in Congress, and I wish him and his family success in their future endeavors,” National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers said in a statement. “The NRCC is confident this seat will stay solidly in Republican control in November.”

In the House, more than 30 Republicans are retiring, resigning or running for another office as anti-Trump sentiment spreads in swing districts. That’s in comparison to just more than a dozen Democrats leaving the House.

The Republican exodus is the largest number of retirements since the 1994 congressional elections, when the GOP – aided in part by a slew of Democratic retirements – took back control of the House during former Democratic President Bill Clinton's first term.

Democrats need to flip 24 seats to take back the House this year.

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Old 01-31-2018, 06:37 PM   #2
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He wants to go back to the Justice system eh?

Attorney General Gowdy has a nice ring to it.
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Old 01-31-2018, 07:50 PM   #3
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Meet your new Attorney General and eventually Supreme Court Justice.
BTW: This was called back in mid January that he will be moving roles.

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Meet your new Attorney General and eventually Supreme Court Justice.
BTW: This was called back in mid January that he will be moving roles.

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So a special prosecutor is going to be needed for the Nunes Memo, I wonder who could do that job?
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What if i told you Ginsburg out and Gowdy in? Still most likely assistant AG or special prosecutor.
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What if i told you Ginsburg out and Gowdy in? Still most likely assistant AG or special prosecutor.
When asked that question. he said not a chance. He is going into private practice with two ladies his family has known for many many years. They and their firm were some of his most ardent supporters, and of his family as well.

In a bit I will try to find hep talking about his next plans.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:29 PM   #9
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Trey Gowdy at peace leaving politics, where 'fairness has a really small constituency;;;

Five days after announcing to the world he was leaving Congress at the end of his term, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy walked his dogs, Jury and Bailiff, in the rain outside his home in Spartanburg.

Minutes later the 53-year-old chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, who led a controversial investigation into the attack on the U.S. compound at Benghazi, said he had no problems in walking away from the congressional limelight.

In fact, he told The Greenville News, he is through with politics at any level.

When you leave you have to leave,” he said, “and I am at total peace with that.”

It wasn’t so much disillusionment with Beltway politics, he said, as a realization that the sand in the hourglass was falling and he had been in public life “enough.”

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His epiphany came in December, he said, as he watched his son fill out an application to the state bar and daughter complete an application to law school on the same table they once played with Legos and fought over Crayons.

“I have been in public life almost every day of their lives,” he said. “It’s the one commodity no matter how hard you try or how much money you have, you can’t get more of it. Six years in the U.S. attorney’s office, 10 as the (solicitor) and eight in Congress — it just struck me as enough.”

Not that he will leave Congress or its prominent stage anytime soon. His term ends in January. He remains a member of the House Intelligence Committee and just helped draft a controversial memo critical about the process used to obtain approval for surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser. He said his oversight committee likely will look into the sexual-abuse scandal involving U.S. women’s gymnastics.

“I’ll be there until the last vote on the last day,” he said.

His friends in Congress and in the Upstate, some of whom were surprised at his announcement, say he will be missed.

More: Gowdy has represented constituents and the state well: Editorial

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, whom Gowdy describes as a close personal friend, said he cherished Gowdy's self-deprecating humor, his "positive, uplifting direction," and his wisdom.

"I think it's a loss for the nation and a gain for his family," Scott said of Gowdy's departure. "What Congress will miss about Trey is he is the go-to person to cross-examine witnesses. He has a nose for the truth and solid instincts as a prosecutor in search of that truth."

Scott said for him, Gowdy "was a guy you could count on, who had a great sense of humor, who could make fun of himself and give you wise advise because he was anchored."

U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan of Laurens entered Congress the same year as Gowdy and said Gowdy's legal skills will be missed.

"Trey was the right person at the right time for Congress to do what he was trained to do, which is to interrogate a witness and lead them down a path they really didn't want to go down," he said.

But Harold Watson Gowdy never burned with political ambition.


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Old 02-12-2018, 03:06 AM   #10
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Sad. He is one of the few that cuts through all the bullshit and gets to the truth.
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