Retiring GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy (S.C.) said Wednesday that part of the reason he is leaving Congress is that he likes “jobs where facts matter.”
Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced last month that he would not seek reelection and would return to a career in the justice system.
“I miss my old job,” Gowdy told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. “I miss the justice system. I like jobs where facts matter, I like jobs where fairness matters. I like jobs, frankly, where the process matters.
... I’m more at peace in jobs that reward fairness and that are fact-centric than I am in Congress.”
Camerota pressed him on his comments, asking, “So facts don’t matter in Congress?”
“I think what matters in Congress is finding a group and then validating or ratifying what they already believe,” Gowdy replied after a light laugh.
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