A Republican Home member from Texas stated on Tuesday that he won’t search re-election, including to the listing of GOP lawmakers who’ve introduced their retirements from Congress.
“As we speak I’m saying that I can’t search reelection to the US Congress in 2018. Though service in Congress stays the best privilege of my life, I by no means meant to make it a lifetime dedication, and I’ve already stayed far longer than I had initially deliberate,” Rep. Jeb Hensarling wrote to supporters, the Dallas Morning Information reported.
Hensarling, the chairman of the Home Monetary Providers Committee, has been a Home member since 2003.
In September Republican Reps. Dave Reichert of Washington and Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania introduced their retirements.
Within the Senate, two vocal critics of President Trump — Bob Corker of Tennesse and Jeff Flake of Arizona — just lately introduced they might not search one other time period.
Hensarling, who represents an space of Texas that Trump gained with sixty three % of the vote, stated he’s leaving to spend extra time with household.
“Since my time period as chairman of the Home Monetary Providers Committee involves an finish subsequent yr, the time appears proper for my departure,” he wrote in the assertion. “Though I can’t be operating for reelection, there are 14 months left in my congressional time period to proceed the battle for particular person liberty, free enterprise, and restricted constitutional authorities – the causes for which I stay passionate.”