Trey Gowdy did his best to try to fix in the corruption swamp that is Washington D.C. and he is leaving with his head held high.
You may have disagreed with Trey over the years, may have hated his tactics to get to the truth, but no one can doubt his integrity and his character – he played it straight and followed corruption where it went – whether it was Democrats or the GOP who was responsible.
Enter Liz Warren who is trying to boost her status and get publicity after her presidential launch in Iowa was a total snoozer. So she went after Trey – big mistake.
From Red State: Trey Gowdy is from South Carolina and is no longer a member of Congress. Elizabeth Warren is from Massachusetts and is running for president. In ordinary times those things would not be vaguely related. But these are not ordinary times.
Yesterday, the Daily Caller ran sort of a puff-piece on Gowdy and what lies ahead for him:
Trey Gowdy revealed his post-Congress plans Thursday.
The former Republican South Carolina representative will join Nelson Mullins, the South Carolina-based law and lobbying firm announced.
Gowdy, 54, worked at Nelson Mullins through 1994, when he left the firm to become an assistant federal prosecutor.
Joining Gowdy at Mullins’s white collar defense and government investigations team are his longtime chief of staff, Cindy Crick, and Sheria Clarke, the former staff director for the House Oversight Committee, which Gowdy chaired.
For reasons known only to her and possibly her medicine man, Elizabeth Warren used that article as a launching point to attack Gowdy as unethical.
She tweeted out: “@TGowdySC foamed at the mouth with power in Congress, then retired because he claimed he didn’t enjoy it. Now it’s clear: Trey Gowdy just wanted a fat lobbyist paycheck. That should be illegal.”
“We need a lifetime ban on lobbying for members of Congress. And fix the swiss cheese def of “lobbying” so anyone who gets paid to influence Washington has to register. Public service shouldn’t be a launching pad for guys like @TGowdySC & @JoeLieberman to enrich themselves.”
Enter Trey Gowdy:
.@ewarren I’m not lobbying. Not now. Or ever. Perhaps you were cracking open a beer when that was announced. Don’t mind your criticisms. Just be more sensitive to facts.
— Trey Gowdy (@TGowdySC) January 4, 2019