Rep. Trey Gowdy Won’t Seek Re-Election, Adding To Republican Departures

(From NBC News)

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who has been at the forefront of investigations into both Hillary Clinton and alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, said Wednesday he would not run for re-election, adding his name to a growing list of Republican lawmakers stepping aside.

In a lengthy statement, Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, said he would be leaving politics for good to return to a career in the justice system.

“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,” wrote Gowdy, who was elected in 2010.

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