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Republican Rep. John Katko, who voted for Trump’s impeachment, is retiring : NPR

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Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., walks down the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 23, 2021. Katko has introduced his retirement from Congress.

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Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., walks down the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 23, 2021. Katko has introduced his retirement from Congress.

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Rep. John Katko introduced on Friday he won’t search a fifth time period in workplace to characterize New York’s twenty fourth Congressional District.

The Republican — one in all 10 within the Home to vote for former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment — stated he was retiring to spend extra time together with his household.

“For the previous 32 years, I’ve devoted my life to defending and serving our group and our nation. First as a federal prosecutor, and now as a Member of Congress, it has been my mission to unite individuals as a way to clear up severe issues,” Katko stated in a press release posted to his marketing campaign Fb web page.

“Representing Central New York in Congress — fixing actual issues, and relentlessly championing bipartisanship — has been the dignity and privilege of a lifetime. It’s with profound gratitude for my colleagues, workers, supporters, staff, and the individuals of New York’s twenty fourth Congressional District that I’m thrilled to start this subsequent and greatest chapter of my life alongside Robin and our household.”

Katko is the 14th congressional Republican — and the third of 10 to have voted for Trump’s impeachment — to announce a departure from Congress. Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio are additionally retiring.

Trump, a fellow native New Yorker, cheered Katko’s retirement in a press release.

“Nice information, one other one bites the mud. Katko, from Upstate New York, is gone!”

Redistricting additionally loomed over Katko’s seat, as New York’s Democratic-led legislature just lately rejected proposed maps from a bipartisan fee and will take broader management of the district drawing.

Twenty-six Home Democrats have to date introduced their departures from Congress, in what is anticipated to be a tough election 12 months for the occasion.



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