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Trey Gowdy, former chairman of Benghazi panel, to retire

Trey Gowdy, former chairman of Benghazi panel, to retire

Gowdy, who is completing his fourth term in Congress, said he thinks the skills he possesses are better suited for a courtroom, and ultimately, he enjoys the judicial system more than the political system. "As I look back on my career, it is the jobs that both seek and reward fairness that are most rewarding", said the statement. The former prosecutor relentlessly led Republicans' Benghazi investigation, a push that effectively damaged Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

The Hill noted that a vacancy on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over SC, opened up just one day before Gowdy announced his retirement.

Author information: David Weigel is a national political correspondent covering Congress and grassroots political movements.

Dozens of Republicans have announced they will not seek re-election, including eight other House chairpersons. His Upstate South Carolina seat is safely Republican - President Trump won it by a 25-point margin.

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"I always said the reason @TGowdySC was awesome at his job was bc he disliked politics so much".

Though he didn't say what job in the "justice system" he might pursue, there's an opening for a judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over SC.

"There is a time to come and a time to go", the 53-year-old posted on Twitter.

More recently, Gowdy has both criticized the FBI's conduct during the 2016 election and defended former FBI Director Robert Mueller's stewardship of the special counsel investigation into potential coordination between Trump's associates and Russian Federation to influence the 2016 U.S. election. "When I became Chairperson of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform I knew I would not be able to keep all other committee assignments to include Judiciary, Intelligence and Ethics", he wrote.