When Trump was elected, I wished with all my heart that he would get Trey Gowdy as his Attorney General....NO SUCH LUCK ! !
In this Dec. 7, 2017 file photo, House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., speaks during a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic members of the House oversight committee are asking the Republican chairman to subpoena the Trump Organization to produce long-ago requested documents, and to begin a serious investigation into President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interests. The letter was sent to Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina on Thursday _ the one year anniversary of Trump’s news conference announcing efforts to avoid conflicts. Carolyn KasterAP
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SC’s Gowdy resigns from Ethics role in Congress because of ‘challenging workload’ January 14, 2018 09:04 PM By Noah Feitnfeit@thestate.com
U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy said the workload was too much. That was the reason the South Carolina Republican gave House Speaker Paul Ryan when he resigned his position from the House Ethics Committee.
Gowdy represents the 4th District of South Carolina, which includes Greenville and Spartanburg Counties. He has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 2011.
Gowdy was recently named chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He also is a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Judiciary Committee.
“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. Four committee assignments, including a Chairmanship, is a challenging workload,” Gowdy wrote in his letter to Ryan.
Gowdy made his name grilling Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Gowdy worked as a federal prosecutor from 1994 to 2000 in South Carolina and served as a district attorney before entering Congress in 2011.
Trey Gowdy’s letter to Paul Ryan
Dear Speaker Ryan,
Thank you for the privilege of serving for the past 5 years on the House Ethics Committee. While few, if any, members seek this assignment, the collegiality of the members coupled with the seriousness of the jurisdiction have made it an experience I will treasure.
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. Four committee assignments, including a Chairmanship, is a challenging workload.
I was happy to finish out the calendar year and conclude some matters then pending before the Committee.
Accordingly, I tender my resignation from the House Ethics Committee pending your designation of a replacement. Thank you again for this opportunity and thank you to my colleagues on the Committee for their hard work and friendship.