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