Member of 'hateful eight' who booted out Kevin McCarthy announces he WON'T run for re-election: Ken Buck reveals he is stepping down from Congress with speculation he is eyeing a job at CNN

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  • 'I ever person been disappointed pinch our inability successful Congress to woody pinch awesome issues,' Buck said 
  •  I’m besides disappointed that nan Republican Party continues to, you know, trust connected this dishonesty that nan 2020 predetermination was stolen'

By Morgan Phillips, Congress Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 14:02 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 15:25 EDT, 1 November 2023

Colorado Republican Ken Buck will not activity re-election adjacent year, citing predetermination denialism wrong his party. 

'I’ve decided that it is clip for maine to do immoderate different things,' he told NBC's Andrea Mitchell connected Wednesday. 

Buck, 64 and successful his 5th word successful Congress, said his differences pinch nan Republican Party had grown excessively awesome and said his statement had been reluctant to look difficult issues. 

'I ever person been disappointed pinch our inability successful Congress to woody pinch awesome issues and I’m besides disappointed that nan Republican Party continues to, you know, trust connected this dishonesty that nan 2020 predetermination was stolen and trust connected nan January 6th communicative and nan governmental prisoners from January 6th and different things.' 

In Buck's 2022 election, he won handily pinch 60.9 percent of nan vote.  

Buck, 1 of nan 8 Republicans who voted pinch Democrats to oust Kevin McCarthy, was possibly nan biggest wildcard of nan group. 

Colorado Republican Ken Buck will not activity re-election adjacent year, citing predetermination denialism wrong his party

He opposed nan impeachment enquiry into President Biden arsenic 'theater' and voted against speaker candidates who would not opportunity the 2020 election was legitimate.

The Colorado Republican said he believed McCarthy had not made bully connected his promises to trim spending and institute caller oversight of national agencies and their budgets. 

His announcement followed that of Appropriations Chair Kay Granger, 80, who revealed Wednesday she will not tally for re-election. She is nan longest-serving Republican congresswoman, having assumed agency successful 1996. 

Her Fort Worth territory is apt to stay successful nan hands of Republicans, and if they support nan mostly a number of members will beryllium jockeying for nan chairmanship connected her powerful committee. She was a cardinal opposer of Jim Jordan's bid for speaker. 

Last week Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., said she would discontinue successful 2024 to walk much clip pinch her family.   

'I’ve decided that it is clip for maine to do immoderate different things,' he told NBC's Andrea Mitchell connected Wednesday

Other Republicans could travel suit arsenic they mobility whether nan frenzied, speaker-less 3 weeks and free-wheeling quality of nan convention will person electoral blowback. 

Republicans person struggled to push done must-pass legislation, moreover immoderate party-line appropriations bills. The House pushed done a continuing solution to money nan authorities done November 17, but astatine that constituent will request to walk a spending measure to money nan authorities again aliases consequence a shutdown. 

Buck's media floor plan has grown arsenic an iconoclast blimpish unafraid to knock his colleagues connected TV.  A fiscal hawk who supports assistance for Ukraine, he was 1 of conscionable 2 Freedom Caucus members to ballot to certify Joe Biden's win. 

Buck told nan New York Post successful September he was exploring options to activity for a awesome news web arsenic an expert aliases contributor. 

'I americium willing successful talking to folks astatine CNN and different news organizations — connected the, I don’t want to telephone them left, but benignant of center-left — and having an opportunity to do that full-time aliases do that arsenic a contributor would beryllium awesome also,' Buck said, later adding he'd besides beryllium willing successful Fox News aliases News Max. 


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