Elected to Congress in the 2010 Tea Party wave, Trey Gowdy quickly became a conservative powerhouse — respected by allies and adversaries alike. And now he’s stunned everyone with his next move.
Gowdy is leaving Congress and Washington, DC. What led to his decision? “It was gradual,” he explains, “punctuated by these moments of clarity. If you both do not enjoy something and also are not good at it, it’s common sense that you don’t stay.”
It goes without saying that Gowdy’s admirers would disagree with his assessment; he’s a Republican star precisely for being a straight-shooter. His rise to prominence garnered an appointment to chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, where he continued his mission: To change Washington and, above all, tell the truth.
But Gowdy’s mind began to change after receiving a letter from Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, who listed one grievance after another. “It was this crushing realization,” Gowdy recounted. He knew politics would still rule in DC, despite his best efforts. His departure from Congress now complete, Gowdy is back home with his family in South Carolina. A grateful nation thanks him for his service.
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