May 26, 2022

Never-Trump Rep. Katko to bow out prior to 2022 midterms

As November’s midterm elections draw closer, retirement announcements continue to rock D.C., with GOP Rep. John Katko (R-NY) being the latest to confirm his impending departure from Congress. 

Katko is a certified RINO that has represented a moderate Democrat district since 2015, and rose to notoriety by being one of the very few Representatives to vote for then-PResident Donald Trump’s second impeachment in 2021.

The self-styled moderate Republican said that he will not seek re-election in November in order to spend more time with his family.

“I have been blessed beyond belief with family, health, and the most loving and patient wife on earth,” Katko said. “That’s why, after 32 years of public service, I have decided not to seek re-election to Congress, so that I can enjoy my family and life in a fuller and more present way.”

“It is with profound gratitude for my colleagues, staff, supporters, team, and the people of New York’s 24th Congressional District that I am thrilled to begin this next and best chapter of my life alongside Robin and our family,” he concluded.

The departing Congressman has held some significant leadership roles in his time in Congress as the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, as well as being a member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus.

Katko isn’t the only Never-Trump Republican planning to retire this year. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) also are declining to petition GOP voters to stand behind them in 2022.

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