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Congressman Trey Gowdy

Representing the 4th District of South Carolina

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Gowdy Statement on Speaker Vote

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Washington, January 6, 2015 | comments

Rep. Gowdy (R-SC) released this statement on the Speaker vote:

"A cancelled flight, due to weather, from South Carolina to Washington this morning regrettably prevented me from being in Washington for today's Speaker vote.  I apologize to my constituents and my colleagues. My wife and I were traveling this morning in an effort to minimize the amount of school she (a 1st grade teacher) and our daughter (in high school) would miss."


"Had our flight not been cancelled, I would have voted for our Conference nominee, John Boehner. The position of Speaker of the House is a difficult job as evidenced by the fact that so few members seek the position.  Speaker Boehner was approved overwhelmingly by the Conference in November. In fact, not a single other name was placed in nomination."

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