Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is retiring after his current term in Congress ends, and he can’t seem to get out of Washington, D.C., soon enough.
The former federal prosecutor even revealed during a recent interview with Vice News that he’s counting down the days until he doesn’t have to travel to Capitol Hill anymore.
“I can tell you right now that I have 19 more drive to the airport before this session is over,” Gowdy said. “Nineteen more weeks for the rest of the year that I’m gonna be gone three or four days away from home. Then after that, I’ll be in South Carolina.”
Ultimately, Gowdy, who earned a reputation as a conservative rock star during the Benghazi hearings, told interviewer Michael C. Moynihan that he felt like his time in Congress was a waste because it’s so bogged down by “ineffectiveness.”
The lawmaker said both Republicans and Democrats are convinced “the country will go to Hades in a hand basket if my team doesn’t win.”
“To the extent men judge themselves based on what they do for a living,” he admitted, “I don’t have a lot to show for the last seven years.”