On Wednesday, a major announcement was made about Trey Gowdy’s future. He’s got a brand new job, and you’re about to be seeing a lot more of the firebrand Republican from South Carolina.
Trey Gowdy announced early on in 2018 that he would not be seeking reelection, leaving conservatives wondering what might be next for the high-profile Republican. “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,” Gowdy said at the time.
“As I look back on my career, it is the jobs that both seek and reward fairness that are most rewarding,” added the former assistant U.S. attorney. “There is no perfect time to make this announcement. But with filing opening in six weeks, it is important to give the women and men in South Carolina who might be interested in serving ample time to reflect on the decision.”
On Wednesday, Fox News announced that Trey Gowdy will be joining the network as a contributor, offering political and legal commentary. Gowdy will appear on both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network’s daytime and primetime programming, according to a release from Fox News.
Inbox: @FoxNews hires Trey Gowdy as a contributor
— Eliza Collins (@elizacollins1) January 30, 2019
Trey Gowdy will be joining the growing number of former politicians who are making the transition from lawmaker to political pundit after leaving their posts in Washington, D.C. Earlier this week, former senator Jeff Flake signed with CBS:
Former Sen. Jeff Flake has landed as a CBS News contributor and announced on air on Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2020.
Flake was spotted at the network’s New York City headquarters on Jan. 4 amid talks for a role, The Hollywood Reporter reported at the time.
That role was formally announced on CBS This Morning on Tuesday during a segment about his future ambitions. A moderate Republican who left his U.S. Senate seat earlier this month, Flake was considered a potential Republican challenger to President Trump in 2020. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]
Flake will work on a series of pieces that will search for common ground in the U.S., “CBS This Morning” co-host John Dickerson said.
Meanwhile, John Kasich joined CNN:
Close advisers and donors to Republican John Kasich have been indicating that the former Ohio governor has been actively seeking an opportunity to work for CNN.
On Tuesday, the network announced he’d be joining their team as a senior political commentator.
Kasich joining CNN, which openly skews their news coverage into opinion rather than fact in an effort to oppose President Trump, will only serve to fuel speculation that he is looking to run for president in 2020 as an independent. [Source: The Political Insider]
Trey Gowdy will undoubtedly stay busy now that he’s retired from Capitol Hill. His new gig with Fox is just the tip of the iceberg. But one thing is for certain — the network could not have signed a more brilliant legal mind. During his time in Congress, Gowdy took over as chairman on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in 2017 and was also a top member on the House Intelligence Committee.
He was known for his fiery interrogations of government officials. Who could forget when he chaired the House Select Committee during the Benghazi investigation?
Prior to running for Congress, Gowdy served as a prosecutor in South Carolina and was awarded the Postal Inspector’s Award for successfully prosecuting J. Mark Allen, one of “America’s Most Wanted” suspects.
Are you looking forward to seeing more of Trey Gowdy on Fox News?