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Trump Foe Representative John Katko to Retire in November

Establishment Republican Rep. John Katko (R-NY) announced his retirement from Congress on Friday.

Katko, an Open Borders Republican who voted to impeach Donald Trump and enact the $1.9 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, has decided to retire so he can “enjoy my family and my life. in a more complete and present way,” he wrote in a statement. , to add:

My conscience, my principles, and my commitment to doing the right thing have guided every decision I’ve made as a member of Congress, and they guide my decision today. It’s how I’ve been able to unite people to solve problems and have been rewarded with resounding victories with every campaign for Congress.

Katko has served in Congress since 2014. His retirement comes as he was set to become chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, where his pro-amnesty policies could have been translated into law.

But after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy promised Breitbart News’ Matt Boyle that no amnesty policy would be on the legislative docket if he won the presidency, it appears Katko threw the sponge, as it was made clear that no “comprehensive immigration reform” legislation would be possible.

McCarthy told Axios on Thursday that he intends in 2022 to do good at the pro-populist, America First promises he conveyed to Breitbart News:

Problem after problem, it lays the groundwork for continuing the dramatic transformation of GOP leadership since 2017.

Where Ryan has focused on tax cuts and fostered friendly relations with American business, McCarthy publicly denounces the Chamber of Commerce, threatening crippling regulations on social media companies and the intention to inject an anti-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mindset into the work of every possible congressional committee.

” We will be more aggressive than in the past, ”McCarthy told Axios.

“We’re not going to sit idly by and just take a ‘no’ for an answer… this can’t go on as usual. »

Katko’s retirement is a blow to like-minded Republican House members, such as Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), who may have been hoping for an ally in the House after the 2022 midterms.

Trump responded Friday to Katko’s resignation. “Good news, another bites the dust. Katko from upstate New York is gone!

A total of 12 Republican members are leaving Congress. Among them are many establishment Republicans, like Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Tom Reed (R-NY).

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