Top Republican Announces His Resignation

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( – Next week, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Co.) is expected to resign, after he had previously announced that he would not be seeking reelection. The Colorado Republican is going to be the third lawmaker exiting office before the 118th Congress ends. 

On Tuesday his office put out an announcement about the Congressman’s intention. Buck, 65, who has served for almost five full terms in office, has put out a statement noting that it was an honor to serve the 4th District of Colorado but that he would be leaving Congress on March 22. He added that he looked forward to continuing to be a part of the political process, while also spending time in his home state with his family. 

In the announcement, he did not make any comments about what role he could potentially play in the future. 

Following the announcement, Buck had an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash where he was asked if former President Donald Trump officially becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee had influenced his decision. In response, Buck had argued that he believed the system for determining the candidate was broken and that this was a process that he wanted to be involved in. 

Buck further claimed that this was the worst year in his almost decade-long career in Congress and that after talking with other former members of Congress he had determined that this was the worst year in the last 40 to 50 years for someone to be in Congress. 

In September The Post had reported that Buck was considering a position at CNN as an on-air commentator. 

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