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Fox News announced on Wednesday that it has signed former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy as a contributor.

In a news release, the network said the Republican will offer political and legal analysis on both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

Gowdy represented South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District for four terms, prior to announcing he would not seek re-election in 2018.

During his time in office, he served as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and was a member of the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees, as well.

Gowdy gained national prominence as chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

The committee looked into the events surrounding the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012.

During an October 2015 hearing, the South Carolinian pressed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the administration’s representations that the attack was the result of a spontaneous uprising, rather than a planned military assault.

Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, died during the onslaught.

One of Gowdy’s more famous interchanges while in Congress was with former FBI Director James Comey in July 2016, days after the director had announced his recommendation not to criminally prosecute Clinton over her handling of classified information.

Gowdy ticked off a series of statements Clinton had made about her private email server that Comey acknowledged before the House Oversight Committee were not true.

Prior to running for Congress, Gowdy served as a federal prosecutor in South Carolina.

In addition to his new position at Fox, Gowdy has joined the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, where he is a member of the White Collar Defense and Government Investigations team.

In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, the former congressman proclaimed that if the Democrats think they will flip South Carolina from red to blue in 2020, they are sorely mistaken.

Gowdy was asked if the Palmetto State is in play in the presidential contest.

“Not the one I live in, unless there are two South Carolinas, no,” he responded.

“This is Tim Scott, Lindsey Graham country. This is not Kamala Harris, AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) territory,” Gowdy added.

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  1. mileaway

    January 31, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Sorry, don’t have much faith in him anymore. I kind of feel cheesed by him and Chaffetz. They left us hanging and didn’t finish what they promised. I can’t give them much credibility now.

    • Darlene Nelson

      January 31, 2019 at 4:17 am

      Agree 100%.

  2. Darlene Nelson

    January 31, 2019 at 4:17 am

    What a waste of talent! I love Trey Gowdy but NOTHING got resolved in the Benghazi hearings NOR the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal!

  3. Tom

    January 31, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Iam sure he and his family were threatened by the Deep State… You have to realize there are deeply entrenched powers in this country that hate America, and are undermining those that choose to uphold our values and the American way. These factions know no limits, and will bring harm to those who try to expose them… I can’t blame Mr. Gowdy for stepping aside… He will be deeply missed- while the Deep State scores another victim in its wake.

  4. Mary Johnson

    January 31, 2019 at 4:45 am

    He should have been AG.

    • joe rutigliano

      January 31, 2019 at 5:30 pm


  5. Tom G.

    January 31, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Why oh why couldn’t he get Hillery in a court room ????????

    • John Whitworth

      January 31, 2019 at 11:20 am

      Many Americans asking that same question…where the well connected Globalist Wall street a war mongers keep getting a pass…

  6. Ken Easterling

    January 31, 2019 at 11:10 am

    The US Government lost it’s best Congressman no doubt because he was frustrated with the lack of accountability.

  7. Irene Renner

    January 31, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Love him and one of the decent ones. Sure wish had stayed in congress and fought but he prob got worn out. Good wishes to him

  8. stephen winters

    January 31, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    WHY IS CLINTON NOT IN PRISON?????????????????

    • Jo

      January 31, 2019 at 4:24 pm

      That’s the failure of Trey Gowdy to act on a promise he made and failed to act upon.

  9. SKTrynoskySr

    January 31, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Well, I had hoped he would follow through on ……anything but never did. A dud firecracker is all.

  10. Sandra L Morrison

    January 31, 2019 at 8:56 pm


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