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Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Rep. Trey Gowdy announces his retirement



Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the chairman the House Oversight Committee, announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection.

In a statement, Gowdy said now is the time for him to leave politics and return to the justice system.

Gowdy is the latest in a long string of GOP lawmakers who have announced their retirement in recent months, including several other committee chairmen.

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