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GOP Rep. Gowdy, former chair of Benghazi panel, to retire

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy says he will not run for re-election and will "instead be returning to the judicial system." Gowdy is chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and previously chaired a highly partisan panel investigating the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Gowdy is a former federal prosecutor. In a statement, he said "whatever skills I may have are better utilized in a courtroom than in Congress, and I enjoy our justice system more than our political system.
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