‘Not a Game-Player’: Is This Why Trey Gowdy Is Leaving Congress?

What happened?

Rep. Trey Gowdy has announced that he won’t seek re-election in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District.

Is he done with politics?

In Gowdy’s own words, “there is a time to come and a time to go” when it comes to politics. The former federal prosecutor said he will go back to the justice system and won’t seek office again.

“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,” Gowdy said in a statement. “As I look back on my career, it is the jobs that both seek and reward fairness that are most rewarding.”

Was this a shock?

Yes and no. Gowdy’s announcement came as a surprise, but the congressman has reportedly been tired of political games for a long time.

“I always said the reason @TGowdySC was amazing at his job was bc he disliked politics so much,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in a tweet.

Glenn’s take:

While Gowdy has been praised by his fellow Republicans, Democrats have slammed him for his role leading the Benghazi investigation.

“That dichotomy is probably why Gowdy is leaving,” Glenn said on today’s show. “He’s not a game-player.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Well, House Republicans are going to have to find a new favorite prosecutor. Yesterday, Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina announced he's not going to run for reelection this fall. That's a bummer. He has been a representative since 2010. He was a Tea Party guy. And I think it's just Gowdy has had enough of Washington, DC.

He came in. He really gained prominence in 2012. He was chairman of the Special House Panel that investigated the attacks on Benghazi. He found a lot of fault with the then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the way she handled the crisis.

Through the Benghazi investigation, the House panel discovered Hillary's extra special private email server, which she used for government business. The email server that is one of multiple excuses Democrats use to explain away Hillary's impossible loss to Trump. That was Trey Gowdy.

Republicans in -- in Congress, like the cross-examination skills that Gowdy has brought from his background as a prosecutor. He is one of the best. He knew how to ask tough questions, precise questions, and questions that drilled down and got to the truth.

Most recently, as House Oversight Committee Chairman, Gowdy has been concerned with the integrity of the FBI's investigation into possible Russia collusion.

He is particularly concerned about the text messages between the two FBI agents, who are close to the investigation that reveal their anti-Trump bias. That FISA memo may come out as early as today.

Speculation now is that Gowdy is leaving Congress for a possible federal judgeship, which would be fantastic.

So far, his office maintains that he's just going back to his private law firm in South Carolina.

The national Republican congressional committee chairman says Trey Gowdy exemplifies the persona of a public servant. On the other hand, the Democrats said he made a mockery of the congressional oversight process. That's probably -- that dichotomy is probably why Gowdy is leaving. He's not a game-player. Yesterday, he said, I enjoy our justice system more than our political system.

And as I look back on my career, it's the jobs that seek and reward fairness that are the most rewarding.

Seeking and rewarding fairness. Yeah. That's what politicians always say they're trying to do. However, they end up just dishing out unfairness. This is why Gowdy is leaving it all behind.


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