Jan 31 2018

Graham Statement On Trey Gowdy's Retirement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) announced his retirement.

“Trey’s decision not to seek reelection is a body blow to the House of Representatives, the conservative cause, and the people of South Carolina.

“Seldom has a Member of Congress made such a difference in so many ways -- in a relatively short period of time -- as Trey Gowdy. He is one of the most articulate advocates for the conservative cause and does so with humility and joy.

“His accomplishments are too numerous to list, but I believe his biggest legacy is how he balanced passion and kindness. I can say without hesitation Trey Gowdy is a true role model for public servants.

“As his friend, I will miss the regular interaction in Washington, D.C. and back home in South Carolina.  However, I’m sure this decision is welcome news for his family. I know Trey will continue to contribute in many different ways for years to come.”