GOP Rep. Peter King announces retirement; wants to spend more time with his family

Long time GOP Representative, Peter King (R-NY) announced he will not seek another term.

King said he was retiring so he can live full-time in New York and spend more time with his family. “

This was not an easy decision. But there is a season for everything and Rosemary and I decided that, especially since we are both in good health, it is time to have the flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren,” he said, adding that his “daughter’s recent move to North Carolina certainly accelerated my thinking.”


King joins a long list of Republicans that have left office either by the ballot box out or through retirement since Trump took office.

When Trump arrived in the White House in 2017, there were 241 Republicans at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue in the House of Representatives. Today, 100 of them have gone or have announced that they are leaving. That’s 41 percent of that original 241 in the 115th House.


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