Former South Carolina Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy just launched a new show on Fox News.
Some Republicans believed Gowdy’s new show was a launching pad for a future political run.
But viewers were stunned when Trey Gowdy made this shocking announcement about his political future during a recent interview with The Hill.
Trey Gowdy launched his new program on Fox News, “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy,” this past Sunday, promising the show would be free from the ideological echo chambers on other cable news shows like those on CNN and MSNBC.
“I don’t like it, and neither does the audience,” Gowdy told The Hill in an exclusive interview.
However, Gowdy admitted it would be tough for him to book Democrat guests on his show.
“I’m something at the mercy of who is willing to come on the show,” Gowdy also told The Hill. “It’s a tough time in politics. There is very little upside for Republicans to go on CNN and MSNBC, and it’s the same for Democrats going on other shows.”
But despite all that, Gowdy hopes he can attract a broad range of guests from across the political spectrum by holding longer-form interviews, which have gained massively in popularity with the rise of podcasts.
“I’ve never been a fan of artificial time limits in Congress where you hear, ‘The gentleman’s five minutes are up,’” Gowdy continued. “Five minutes is not enough time to unlock the mysteries of the world.”
But Gowdy didn’t just discuss plans for his new program.
He also revealed what the political future holds for him, which is something Republicans have been speculating on for quite some time.
“You will never see me on a ballot again,” Gowdy declared. “I wasn’t good at it, and I didn’t enjoy it.”
With Gowdy promising to never run for office again, it appears that he’s going to focus solely on growing the audience for his new show, which is part of Fox’s effort to shake up their lineup after falling to last place in the cable news ratings chase back in January.
Adding figures like Trey Gowdy will potentially help Fox gain back a chunk of the viewers they lost to other outlets like Newsmax and One America News Network (OANN).
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