Wow! We didn’t see THIS coming, and frankly we’re very sorry if it IS happening.
UPDATE: Matt Moore, Chair of the SC GOP says Gowdy is NOT retiring.
Folks, Rep. Trey Gowdy @TGowdySC has NOT announced his retirement. Just confirmed with his office.
— Matt Moore (@MattMooreSC) September 30, 2015
But on the other hand, the Washington Examiner reports “Rep. John Fleming, R-La., said Wednesday morning that Tea Party favorite Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., won’t run for a fourth term, and instead plans to retire at the end of the current Congress to return to his home state.
“Trey wants to go back to South Carolina, and God bless him for that,” Fleming said on C-SPAN. When asked if that’s what Gowdy has told other Republicans, Fleming confirmed it.
“At the end of his term, yes,” he said. “He plans to go back home, and he wants to finish his work on the Benghazi special committee. But he loves South Carolina and he loves his family, and he wants to go back and spend the rest of his life there.
Gowdy has become a favorite of conservatives for his precise legal attacks against Obama administration officials and congressional Democrats, which are often delivered in the style of a litigator. His work on the House Select Committee on Benghazi has been credited by some for uncovering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system.”
Oh darn. We were just imagining how awesome it would have been to have Trey Gowdy as Attorney General one day. Oh well. We can still dream about having Allen West as Secretary of Defense…
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]