Former Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy has joined Fox News as a contributor according to Business Wire.
The former South Carolina Congressman will “offer political and legal analysis across both FNC and FOX Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and primetime programming,” Business Wire reported.
Gowdy left Congress earlier this month after representing South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District since 2010.
The four-term congressman announced in 2018 that he would not seek reelection while he served as the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and was a member of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees.
“In addition, he served on the Education and Workforce Committee, the Ethics Committee and was chair of the House Select Committee on the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya. During his time in Congress, Rep. Gowdy played a significant role in the congressional investigation of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the terrorist attacks in Benghazi,” according to Business Wire.
IN addition to his role at Fox News Channel, Gowdy will now be practicing law as a member of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
Business Wire reported, “He joined the firm’s White Collar Defense and Government Investigations team, where he focuses on internal and government investigations and corporate compliance. Gowdy attended Baylor University and received his degree in law from the University of South Carolina.”
In a recent interview with The Greenville News prior to the announcement of his 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.”
Gowdy is just one of the recently exited members of Congress who has joined a major network in some capacity.
Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has signed with CBS and former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) signed on with MSNBC.
Former Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Mia Love (R-Utah) have appeared on CNN.