Trey Gowdy, US Congressman 4th District of SC announced today that he will not be seeking re-election. On his twitter account says: “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.”
You can view this full statement at www.twitter.com/TGowdySC
Gowdy says he will return to the justice system where he can better utilize his skills in a courtroom than in Congress.
US Senator Tim Scott said: “I want to thank Trey not just for his service to the Upstate, or his love for South Carolina, or his commitment to justice and the truth, but for being the honest, good hearted man I know he is and will continue to be. He has always put the people of Greenville-Spartanburg first, despite his Congressional responsibilities grabbing so many national headlines.
I am so happy for the Gowdy family, as I know they will be thrilled to have Trey back home more often, and for Trey because of everything he has accomplished in Congress. I know for him this is simply the end of one chapter in a long book, and I am forever grateful for the friendship we have forged over the past eight years.”