This is unfortunate, but completely understandable news.

South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election but will return home to employ his skills in the justice system.

“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,” said Gowdy in a statement. “As I look back on my career, it is the jobs that both seek and reward fairness that are rewarding.”

His full statement is here:

Nikki Haley nails it, per usual: