Establishment Republican Rep. John Katko (R-NY) on Friday announced his retirement from Congress.
Katko, an open-borders Republican who voted to impeach Donald Trump and to enact the $1.9 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, has decided to retire so he can “enjoy my family and life in a fuller and more present way,” he wrote in a statement, adding:
My conscience, principles and commitment to do what’s right have guided every decision I’ve made as a member of Congress, and they guide my decision today. It is how I’ve been able to unite people to solve problems, and how I was rewarded with resounding victories in every single campaign for Congress.
Katko has served in Congress since 2014. His retirement comes as he was slated to become the chair