A Republican congressman announced his retirement, saying he had no desire to “lie” for Trump or his party

Republican congressman Ken Buck has provided additional clarification on his choice to not seek re-election. He has stated that his decision stems from his unwillingness to deceive on behalf of the GOP and the presumed Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

Mr. Buck, a long-time representative of Colorado’s 4th Congressional District since 2015, gained recognition as an anti-Trump Republican. However, he has announced his decision to relinquish his seat due to his growing disillusionment with certain members of his party.

“I won’t lie for my presidential candidate or my party in today’s American politics,” Mr. Buck expressed on NewsNation recently. “It saddens me to see others in my party prioritize winning the White House over the integrity of our words.”

In addition to personal reasons, the Colorado representative also mentioned personal factors for resigning from their position.

“I’ve reached a stage in my life where I crave new experiences,” he expressed. “Spending quality time with my family has become a top priority, and I yearn for leisurely trips rather than constantly being on the road for work. Numerous factors have influenced my decision.”

Mr. Buck has previously expressed his concern over certain politicians’ “departure from reality.”

“Last year, he emphasized the importance of our nation confronting reality head-on and embracing the truth, even when it is uncomfortable. We must remain steadfast in our commitment to truth as it is the only path forward.”

Despite being a member of the far-right Freedom Caucus in the US House of Representatives, Mr. Buck has frequently diverged from his Maga-allied colleagues. In 2020, he broke ranks and voted to certify the presidential election, distancing himself from the 147 Republican colleagues in the House and Senate who voted to overturn it, despite the absence of any evidence of election fraud.

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In a recent development, Mr. Buck stood out among his fellow House Republicans by being one of the only three to cast a vote against the impeachment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorka.

He has also criticized the GOP-led efforts to impeach President Joe Biden. However, he recently issued a resolution urging Vice President Kamala Harris to invoke the 25th amendment and declare the President incapable of serving in office.

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