BENGHAZEED: Trey Gowdy Swears Off Politics Forever

The Greenville News reports:

Former U.S. Congressman Trey Gowdy, who elevated his profile in American politics leading several high-profile government investigations, has joined the Greenville office of power law firm Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough to take on a similar role.

The Spartanburg Republican’s eight-year congressional tenure ended Thursday, and Gowdy told The Greenville News he has no plans to return to politics, including as a government lobbyist.

“There’s no way I’ll return to it,” Gowdy said before announcing his new role at the firm. “I’m not going to lobby. And if I enjoyed politics, I wouldn’t be leaving.”