Today is a sad day for conservatives. Trey Gowdy, the irascible congressman from South Carolina, is retiring. The lawmaker just announced the news via Twitter:
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
Here is some of what Gowdy said in his statement:
“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.”
Trey Gowdy has been a strong voice for law and order in Congress, and has been a fierce critic of former President Obama and the Democrats. This is incredibly sad news.
Gowdy is the latest Republican to announce their retirement, following on the heels of Rodney Frelinghuysen, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, who announced his retirement earlier this week.
Gowdy says he won’t be seeking political office after his retirement, effectively marking the end of his career as an elected official.
Many expressed their gratitude for Rep. Gowdy’s service over Twitter:
So thankful for your service and leadership!
— Liz Seman (@lizseman) January 31, 2018
No Trey No!!! We love you and you’re the most honest real person in Congress!! We need you!!
— Shawnda (@ShawndaBrownell) January 31, 2018
In all the years that I have followed politics I have never witnessed anyone with more integrity. If everyone in politics were like this man, there would not be a need to bring in someone to fix the corruption in politics such as this current President.
— insuremetoday.ca (@Insuremetodayca) January 31, 2018
You will be missed! You are a voice I always felt was speaking truth. Thank you!
— sea (@1975sea) January 31, 2018
— Veᴿṍṅicḁ (@emeyah) January 31, 2018
Please dear God endorse someone. Tremendous blow to the party.
— Nikki Baely🗯️ (@LibertarianQn) January 31, 2018
— BaconLoversHaven (@LoversOfBacon) January 31, 2018
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