Congressman John Katko (R-NY) announced Friday that he would not seek re-election in 2022, choosing instead to retire to spend more time with his family. Katko is now the third member of Congress to have voted to impeach former President Donald Trump to announce their retirement before the midterm elections.
Katko, a four-term representative, released a statement on Friday stating that his time in office over 32 years has been “rewarding” in ways that he never thought possible. However, the New York representative noted that over the past three years, both he and his wife have lost their parents. Katko added: “To say those gut-wrenching times provided life-changing perspective is putting it mildly.”
As a result, he has decided not to run for office again so that