A bombshell was recently dropped by South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy on Wednesday revealing that he will not seek to be re-elected.
During the statement, Gowdy revealed that he plans on leaving politics so that he can work in the justice system.
“Whatever skills I may have been better utilized in a courtroom than in Congress, and I enjoy our justice system more than our political system. As I look back on my career, it is the jobs that both seek and reward fairness that is most rewarding,” said Gowdy, a former assistant U.S. attorney.
“There is no perfect time to make this announcement,” he continued. “But with filing opening six weeks, it is important to give the women and men in South Carolina who might be interested in serving ample time to reflect on the decision.”
This comes despite Gowdy being one of the most high-profile Republicans in the House. Apart from being a top member of the House Intelligence Committee, Gowdy also serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee as Chairman.