Trey Gowdy has announced his intention to retire from Congress. It’s a real bummer for Republicans because Trey has been such an effective representative. Even so, we understand his reasoning. He wants to return to the real world.
The Hill reports:
Gowdy says he’s leaving Congress because he likes jobs ‘where facts matter’
Retiring GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy (S.C.) said Wednesday that part of the reason he is leaving Congress is that he likes “jobs where facts matter.”
Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced last month that he would not seek reelection and would return to a career in the justice system.
“I miss my old job,” Gowdy told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. “I miss the justice system. I like jobs where facts matter, I like jobs where fairness matters. I like jobs, frankly, where the process matters. … I’m more at peace in jobs that reward fairness and that are fact-centric than I am in Congress.”…
Gowdy said that, in his seven years in Congress, he has not witnessed anyone’s mind be changed on an issue by a speech or debate.
“I like the art of persuasion, I like it when facts matter, and I don’t see that in our current modern political environment,” he said.
He’s probably going to return to the legal profession. As a former prosecutor, he could pretty much go anywhere in that field.