Another dirtbag drops out.
Rep. Fred Upton from Michigan announced on Tuesday he will not seek reelection. Upton is one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Republican President Trump.
U.S. Representative Fred Upton on Tuesday said he will retire from Congress, marking the latest political exit by a Republican lawmaker who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump.
“Even the best stories (have) a last chapter. This is it for me,” the Michigan Republican said in a statement delivered from the U.S. House of Representatives floor.
“I’ve signed over a million letters, cast more votes while in the chamber here and accomplished what I set out to do with more unfinished work still yet to come,” added Upton, whose current term ends this year.
Upton was one of 10 Republican House members who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump after the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the Capitol.
He was an early critic of Trump’s false claims that he lost the November presidential election due to widespread fraud and has said his vote for impeachment was to “send a clear message” that the United States will not tolerate a president impeding the peaceful transfer of power.
Trump has endorsed Michigan state lawmaker Steve Carra’s bid to challenge Upton.