Bad news for Conservatives, Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) will not run again but will retire at the end of this term. Congressman John Fleming, R-LA, announced Gowdy’s retirement on C-Span on Wednesday morning,
“Trey wants to go back to South Carolina, and God bless him for that,”
“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.”
Fleming said other Republicans had been told of Gowdy’s retirement but Gowdy’s office downplayed it and said they hadn’t yet made an announcement. Sounds like Fleming is right but he probably shouldn’t have announced it.