Gowdy says he won't run
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Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyMcCarthy, other Republicans back Ratcliffe to be next attorney general South Carolina New Members 2019 Trey Gowdy: Sessions was 'dead man walking for several months' MORE (R-S.C.) emphatically said Tuesday that he will not run for any leadership slot.

Asked if he would seek election to any leadership position, Gowdy replied, "I'm not."


Gowdy made the comments ahead of a House Republican conference meeting.

Some Republicans, including close friend House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), had been urging the Benghazi
Committee chairman to run for either Speaker or majority leader.

Throughout much of Tuesday, different lawmakers who spoke with Gowdy gave different accounts on the possiblity he might enter the race.