Did Trey Gowdy Just Endorse Rand Paul?

Senator Rand Paul appeared with Representatives Trey Gowdy and Mick Mulvaney at an event in South Carolina Friday, also joined by Sen. Tim Scott.

Rep. Mulvaney is officially backing Paul while Gowdy and Scott have yet to endorse…

According to the Charlotte Business Journal:

“Before Hillary Clinton and the Democrats take the national stage atWinthrop University on Friday night for an MSNBC presidential forum, the campus heard from a Republican candidate: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul brought his brand of Libertarian-infused conservatism during an hour-long Q-and-A session with Republican colleagues Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Congressman, and Tim Scott, the state’s junior U.S. Senator.

Gowdy, best known for his role steering the House committee hearings on Benghazi, including an 11-hour grilling of Clinton, the former secretary of state, appeared with Scott, whose traveling town-hall sessions have brought Republican presidential candidates to various cities across South Carolina. Surprisingly, neither the confluence of Clinton and Gowdy being on the same campus on the same day nor the recent hearings arose as an issue.

Scott and Gowdy read questions submitted by South Carolinians on issues ranging from judicial activism and national defense and surveillance to monetary policy, veterans’ health care and reckoning with the rising power of China.”

The article also notes Paul has roots in the region.

“Paul has ties to the Carolinas: He attended medical school at Duke University. He is an opthalmologist. While answering a question about veterans, Paul mentioned working in VA hospitals in Fayetteville, Durham and Asheville”