Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Tuesday, Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-4) questioned witnesses during a committee meeting.
Representative Trey Gowdy (SC-04) questioned witnesses at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday. He asked them about the, “Mismanagement at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.” The DOJ has politicized its decision not to pre-clear South Carolina's Voter ID Law.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Deb Morrow and Jeff Sumeral met constituents Monday evening to talk politics in the 4th Congressional District.
On Monday evening, Democratic candidate Deb Morrow and Jeff Sumerel, who is loosely affiliated with the Green Party, told an intimate crowd at the Greenville Public Library they were too polite to talk to an empty chair during a candidate forum in the 4th Congressional District Monday night. The two candidates noted U.S. Congressman Trey Gowdy (R) had been invited to attend the event, but were told his schedule prevented him from doing so. Emily Harbin, a member of Deb Morrow's campaign staff, said that she saw Gowdy earlier at a Spartanburg gym and could "only assume he had bigger things to do later this evening." Gowdy was speaking to a group of senior citizens at Ben Avon United Methodist Church in Spartanburg, an appointment that had …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The award is presented to House and Senate members who consistently vote in defense of economic freedom.
An Upstate congressman is being recognized by an influential right-wing organization for "defending economic freedom." FreedomWorks, a special-interest group closely aligned with the Tea Party, announced Monday that it had bestowed the organization's first "FreedomFighter Award," to 4th District Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-Spartanburg). The award is a token of appreciation given to members of the House and Senate who consistently vote in defense of economic freedom. To qualify for the award, each recipient earned a minimum score of 90 percent on the FreedomWorks Congressional Scorecard during the 2011 legislative session, which often required lawmakers to cast politically unpopular votes to protect liberty and strengthen the economy. “Rep. …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Gloria Brackett was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol and pointing and presenting a firearm, though more charges are possible.
At a press conference Monday morning, Spartanburg Public Safety Director Tony Fisher said that woman who threatened Congressman Trey Gowdy was in no way connected to him. Police said on Sunday night, Gowdy was parked outside First Baptist Church Spartanburg, when a woman pointed a gun at him in a threatening way. Police have arrested Gloria Brackett, 52, of Atlanta, Ga., and have charged her with unlawful carrying of a pistol and pointing and presenting a firearm, but Fisher said other federal agencies like the Federaul Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Capitol Police are also investigating the incident, so more charges are possible. Fisher said that Brackett approached Gowdy's vehicle Sunday and tapped on his window as he was waiting …