Senator Tim Scott Statement on Gowdy Retirement

Charleston, SC – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following Congressman Trey Gowdy’s (SC-04) announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2018.

“I want to thank Trey not just for his service to the Upstate, or his love for South Carolina, or his commitment to justice and the truth, but for being the honest, good hearted man I know he is and will continue to be. He has always put the people of Greenville-Spartanburg first, despite his Congressional responsibilities grabbing so many national headlines.

I am so happy for the Gowdy family, as I know they will be thrilled to have Trey back home more often, and for Trey because of everything he has accomplished in Congress. I know for him this is simply the end of one chapter in a long book, and I am forever grateful for the friendship we have forged over the past eight years.”