Republican Congressman Says He’s Retiring Due To Refusal To Support Trump Or His Party’s Dishonesty

Republican congressman Ken Buck has provided additional clarification on why he has chosen not to seek re-election. He has expressed his unwillingness to engage in dishonesty on behalf of the GOP and the Republican presidential candidate, likely referring to Donald Trump.

Republican Congressman Mr. Buck, who has been representing Colorado’s 4th Congressional District since 2015, has gained recognition for his stance as an anti-Trump Republican. However, he has decided to relinquish his seat due to his growing disillusionment with certain members of his party.

“But honestly, we’re currently in a period of American politics where I refuse to deceive on behalf of my presidential candidate or my party,” Mr. Buck expressed on NewsNation earlier this week. “It’s disheartening to see others in my party adopt the mindset that as long as we secure the White House, the truth of our words doesn’t hold much significance.”

In addition to personal reasons, the Colorado representative also mentioned other factors that influenced his decision to step down.

“I’m at a stage in my life where I desire to explore new avenues,” he expressed, pondering over the changes he wants to make. “I yearn to cherish moments with my family, reducing my business trips and embracing leisurely travel. Multiple factors have contributed to this decision.”

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Mr. Buck has previously expressed his concern about certain politicians’ “departure from reality.”

Last year, he emphasized the importance of our nation’s unwavering dedication to truth, even if it means confronting uncomfortable realities.

Despite being a member of the far-right Freedom Caucus in the US House of Representatives, Mr. Buck has frequently diverged from his Maga-allied colleagues. In 2020, he went against the tide and voted to certify the presidential election, setting himself apart from the 147 Republican colleagues in the House and Senate who voted to overturn it, despite the absence of any evidence of election fraud.

In a recent development, Mr. Buck stood out among his fellow House Republicans as one of the few who voted against the impeachment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

He has also raised doubts about the Republican-led attempts to impeach President Joe Biden. However, in a surprising move last month, he released a resolution urging Vice President Kamala Harris to invoke the 25th amendment and declare the President unfit to serve in office.

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