GOP Representative Pete King Announces Retirement

  • 2019-11-11
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
GOP Representative Pete King Announces Retirement
 
New York Republican Representative Peter King has announced he will not seek re-election in 2020. King did clarify that he will vote no on the impeachment of President Trump.

According to Fox News:

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., the powerful 14-term congressman who once chaired the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2020.

King, in a statement Monday, said his "prime reason" for retiring "was that after 28 years of spending four days a week in Washington, D.C., it is time to end the weekly commute and be home in Seaford."

"This was not an easy decision. But there is a season for everything and Rosemary and I decided that, especially since we are both in good health, it is time to have the flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren," he said. "My daughter’s recent move to North Carolina certainly accelerated my thinking."

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He added, "In the coming weeks and during the next year I intend to vote against President Trump's impeachment and will support the president’s bid for reelection."

King becomes the 22nd member of the GOP in Congress to announce they will not seek re-election.

 Source: TTN

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