Former Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy just signed on in Greenville as a private lawyer for a high-powered firm, and now he’s taking on a second job — as a contributor to the conservative-leaning Fox News Channel.
Greenville News reports:
The television network announced Wednesday that the Upstate Republican would be providing “political and legal analysis across both FNC and Fox Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and primetime programming.”
Earlier this month — on the day his eight-year tenure as representative of the 4th Congressional District ended after he decided not to seek re-election — Gowdy announced his transition to private life as head of white-collar defense and government investigations team at the firm Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough.
In an interview with The Greenville News before the announcement of the job at the firm, Gowdy swore off involvement in politics, including as a lobbyist.
“There’s no way I’ll return to it,” Gowdy told The News. “I’m not going to lobby. And if I enjoyed politics, I wouldn’t be leaving.”
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Gowdy is used to the bright lights of political theater, such as the hearings on the 2012 terrorist attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Lybia, that killed four Americans.
The hearings famously brought former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to testify on Capitol Hill with Gowdy taking a lead role as de facto prosecutor.
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