Harold Watson “Trey” Gowdy III, is an American television news personality, former politician, and former federal prosecutor who served as the U.S. representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district from 2011 to 2019.
His district included much of the Upstate region of South Carolina, including Greenville and Spartanburg.
Before his congressional career, Gowdy served as a federal prosecutor in the District of South Carolina from 1994 to 2000 and then as the solicitor (district attorney) for South Carolina’s Seventh Judicial Circuit, comprising Spartanburg and Cherokee counties from 2000 to 2010.
From 2014 to 2016, Gowdy chaired the United States House Select Committee on Benghazi which was partly responsible for discovering the existence of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
His investigative committee spent over two and a half years and $7.8 million investigating the events surrounding the 2012 Benghazi attack, ultimately finding no evidence of specific wrongdoing by then-Secretary of State Clinton.
Gowdy pressed for the prosecution of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.
How did Trey Gowdy Car Accident Happen?
Trey Gowdy was involved in a terrible vehicle accident on June 14, 2020. Around 12:30 a.m., the former congressman was a passenger in a car involved in a single-vehicle collision.
The car’s driver, a close friend of Trey’s, lost control of it on an exit ramp.
As a result, the car began to roll and eventually came to rest in a ditch.
Near Spartanburg, South Carolina, on I-85, the incident occurred.