They can complain about an inept guy, who runs on choas, and untruths….
These guys are simply tired and do NOT want to carry Donald Trump on their shoulders going into Novembers midetrrm elections…
Few Republicans in Washington are willing to go head-to-head with President Trump, but there is one band of GOP members willing to stand up to the leader of their own party: lawmakers who have announced their retirements.
While it’s not uncommon for members to feel far more liberated on their way out the door, it has taken on a whole new meaning in the Trump era, where lawmakers are confronted daily by a never-ending stream of White House controversies.
The GOP’s retirement caucus has provided some of the most biting commentary on the president in recent months, with Rep. Ryan Costello(Pa.) — the latest Republican to jump ship from Congress — even saying that his frustrations with the Trump administration helped drive him to the exit.
There has been a wave of GOP retirements over the last several months, as Republican members are bracing for tough midterm elections this November. About two dozen House Republicans are retiring outright, while four GOP senators have decided to call it quits.
Members have cited a mix of reasons for deciding to leave Congress, from expiring chairmanship terms to family and personal reasons.
But some lawmakers have pointed to another factor: Trump. They say that the unconventional, freewheeling president has added new headaches to an already demanding job.
“It’s exhausting,” centrist Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), who announced his retirement last fall, told The Hill. “What we’ve gotten out of the administration is all this disruption, and it’s very destabilizing.”….