GOP Rep. John Katko, who voted to impeach Trump, won’t seek re-election

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Rep. John Katko (RN.Y.) announced Friday that he will not run for re-election in 2022.

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Why this matters: Katko was one of 10 House Republicans who voted for the second impeachment of former President Trump.

Running news: Katko was surrounded on both sides.

  • New York’s Democrats desire to squeeze more and more favorable districts out of New York, putting their Biden-voting district in an even more blurry zone, which could reduce their chances of a general election.
  • one more Proposal Is he going face-to-face with Rep. Claudia Tenney (RN.Y.), a more conservative Republican who will likely win Trump’s endorsement.
  • Cutco has also faced outrage from the GOP over its voting record. He is chairman of the liberal Republican Governance Group and voted for a bipartisan infrastructure bill widely opposed by unions and Democratic bills strengthening LGBTQ rights, and his allies.
  • that last vote Attempt To oust Katko as the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee by some Republicans.
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what is he saying: ,[A]After 32 years of public service, I have decided not to contest for Congress again, so that I can enjoy my family and life in a more fulfilling and more present way.” said in a statement.

  • “My conscience, principles and commitment to doing the right thing have guided every decision I make as a member of Congress, and they guide my decisions today. That’s how I get people to solve problems.” How I have been able to unite, and how I have been rewarded with a resounding victory in every single campaign for the Congress.”

By numbers: Katko is now the 14th Republican to announce that he will not return to the House.

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