2018-04-06 21:46:30 UTC
Retiring Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is counting down the days until his time in
Washington, D.C. is up.
Partially because hes tired of the ineffectiveness of the job and the hyper
partisanship that he was once the face of, but largely due to his belief that
the last seven years in Congress were a waste of time, he told Vice News in an
interview Thursday night.
I have 19 more drives to the airport before this session is over, he told
Vice. I liked the people, I dont like the job. To the extent men judge
themselves based on what they do for a living, I dont have a lot to show for
the last seven years.
Gowdy announced his retirement in January by proclaiming: Whatever skills I may
have are better utilized in a courtroom than in Congress. Hes been critical of
the gig ever since and told Vice Thursday that Republicans main downfall in
2018 is the constant need to win.
Weve convinced ourselves that we have to win because the country will go to
Hades in a handbasket if my team doesnt win, he said.