Gowdy: Political ‘Objectivity’ Replaced With ‘Relativism’ in Trump Era

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Former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) believes political “objectivity” in the Trump era has been lost to “relativism.”

During a birthday interview with Politico, Gowdy — the former chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform — was asked for his thoughts regarding President Donald Trump‘s first term in office.

Gowdy chose not to answer the question directly, instead saying that he believed that “politics” nowadays was more polarized, with people receiving “too little credit” from opponents and “too much praise” from backers.

He also said that he believed that “relativism” has taken the place of “objectivity” in the politics of the Trump era.

“The great thing about a participatory democracy is the jury gets to render a verdict — at the presidential level — every four years,” the former House Oversight chairman said. “The way politics is now, you receive too little credit from your detractors and too much praise from your supporters because objectivity has been replaced with relativism.”

Gowdy was also asked for what books he was currently reading or had currently finished. He replied that he was currently reading ‘The Myth of Sisyphus,’ the Greek myth of the Corinthian king cursed by Zeus to eternally roll a boulder up a hill in Hades only to have it roll back down again.

“Recently, ‘Anna Karenina’ and ‘Crime and Punishment.’ Currently, ‘The Myth of Sisyphus.’ Why? Why not,” said the South Carolina Republican. “Trying to find meaning in the mundane. I enjoy the absurdists and how they reconcile purpose versus irrelevance.”

Gowdy was first elected to Congress in 2010 and elected to retire from office last year.

“Whatever skills I may have are better utilized in a courtroom than in Congress, and I enjoy our justice system more than our political system,” Gowdy said then in a statement. “As I look back on my career, it is the jobs that both seek and reward fairness that are most rewarding.”

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Melissa
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I miss him. Wanted him to head dept of justice. He is so smart and honest and a Republican

James
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>Phyllis Softa< Judicial Watch, the Conservative Watchdog Group in D.C. presently has more than Forty (40) lawsuits pending against Hillary for her career criminal activities. This information (I understand from the JW newsletters) will be passed to the DOJ and combined with their material. Hillary may have thought she got away with being above the law; but it does NOT look like she's as slippery as she once thought. While she may yet spend time in prison, appears Marxist Barry (#44) will escape prosecution for his acts of treason while in Office. Best we can hope for is for him… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Gowdy seems to have forgotten that he chaired a 2 year 7 month investigation of Benghazi promising to prove the conspiracies that had been disproved in the 7 previous Congressional committee investigations. Conspiracies were again disproved. BUT, this what Kevin McCarthy had to say about Gowdy’s investigation: ” What you’re going to see is a conservative speaker, that takes a conservative Congress, that puts a strategy to fight and win. And let me give you one example. Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee. A select committee. What are her numbers today?… Read more »

Steve Zinck
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He will be missed. I think the Sisyphus analogy reflects his current feelings about current politics in DC

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