Trey Gowdy steps down from House Ethics Committee, citing "workload"

The South Carolina Republican tendered his resignation in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday, the details of which were published in the Congressional Record on Thursday and reported by news outlets later in the week.

When he was named Chairman of the House Oversight Committee in June, Gowdy asked House leadership to take him off of one of his four committees, according to a spokesperson for Gowdy.

“Four committee assignments, including a chairmanship, is a challenging workload,” Gowdy wrote in his letter.