Trey Gowdy Is Counting Down The Number Of Flights He Has Left Until He Can Leave D.C. For Good (HBO)

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Trey Gowdy Is Counting Down The Number Of Flights He Has Left Until He Can Leave D.C. For Good (HBO) 4.5
South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy is retiring from Congress an unhappy man. He's even counting the number of trips to the airport he has left until he can leave DC for good.

"[T]o the extent men judge themselves based on what they do for a living, I don't have a lot to show for the last seven years," the departing Congressman told VICE News.

Among the most prominent members to be elected as part of the Tea Party wave in 2010, Gowdy gained national notoriety as a fiercely partisan interrogator of Hillary Clinton following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

He said he doesn't relish the reputation, or think it's justified. And it's helped drive him out of Congress.

But at least he made some friends along the way.

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"I don't have a lot to show for the last seven years, " Gowdy tells VICE News.

Author — VICE News


I would vote for this man as president in a heartbeat. We need more people like him. No biases, just justice.

Author — curse1


An incredibly intelligent and insightful man with a conscience, as rare as hen's teeth these days.

Author — Mark Key


This is unfortunate, we need more people like Gowdy in politics.

Author — Raleigh Stoughton


I want to thank the Honorable.Trey Gowdy. He is going to be missed. I wish he would be the Attorney General

Author — Matthew Livermanne


He simply realises that nothing can get done. The corruption will continue no matter what he says or tries. Pushing shit up a hill for 8 years will break any good man.

Author — Sam Richards


I’m not a conservative by any stretch, but I wholeheartedly respect Gowdy. He is an amazing prosecutor and cross-examiner.

Author — Aidan Zufolo


Trey Gowdy is my political hero. He deserves a more peaceful life, after confronting so sternly to others that he doesn't agree with. I'm glad to hear "I'm not that kind of person" to think if he's like that to his kids, the people he questioned deserved it. Guilty or not, there being questioned for a reason.

Author — Norville Rogers


Saying Gowdy is "hyperpartisan" is like saying carrots are "hyperfruits." I've listened to him argue on both sides, he just wants to catch the assholes and I find that respectable.
Vice could be hyperpartisan though

Author — Joshua Jones


For those of you who are bashing Trey Gowdy, you have no idea how much time this man is sacrificed to improving our house. You have to understand that there are criminals that sit next to him who are being paid big money by personal interest to work against him. The cards were stacked against him going into the fight. Win or lose, he was willing to take the challenge. And for that, he has my respect. He is one man, but we are a people. We can do so much more if we actually put our hearts and Minds to it. So don't bitching complain when one man throws in the towel, when most of you reading this have already done it.

Author — John Smith


Trey would have been a great President

Author — Fernando Sanchez


It is a sad day when a man as good, honest and effective as he is, can't stand to be among the rest of the self serving politicians and chooses to leave! We, as a nation have lost not only a good man, but a voice for truth, honesty and honor! Let's hope there is another just as good to take his place!
I truly hope your future is as productive, but more personably rewarding as your time in Congress was!

Author — Pat Garrett


Trey Gowdy, a true reflection of what the founding fathers envisioned. I'm sure we will see you again.

Author — FoodLoveFarm


.I'm from Maine I wish we had a Trey Gowdy here. I like that guy and the country will miss him. Thank u Trey and best of times ahead

Author — Mike Nixon


I’m sad he’s not going to run for President.

Author — Eric x


This man trey is amazing i love his fight his needs more of him... hundreds more!!!

Author — blueshinystar


Clearly a potential future President of the United States. I hope he changes his mind about politics, because he could, as he's done so many times, eviscerate anyone who dares to challenge his ethics and purpose.

As a Canadian, I'm glad to have known him and what he has tried to do for the country he clearly loves.

Author — Jim Bathie


He is an American that I respect, Mr. Trey Gowdy you sir are a man I would tip my hat to anyday! You fight for truth, and justice for those who can no longer speak or cant speak.

Author — ipandapplez


I love Gowdy. He didn’t let D.C. corrupt him or change who he was. He would make a great president but I don’t blame him for wanting to get out of politics and he’s done enough time already.

Author — Dustin Hayes


We will really miss you Trey Gowdy. But you deserve to be happy, and should do what God leads you to do, and you deserve to spend more time with your family and loved ones. THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO KNOW YOU. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID. YOU may not think you made a difference...? But I KNOW you DID !!! You changed my heart, when I saw you fighting for us "little people". YOU gave US a voice... YOU gave ME a voice. THANK YOU Trey Gowdy !!! We (America) love you !!!

Author — Karen Sebesta