Another Top Republican Announces Retirement: Congress ‘Broken Beyond Most Means Of Repair’

Another Top Republican Announces Retirement: Congress ‘Broken Beyond Most Means Of Repair’

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) announced on Wednesday that he is retiring from Congress because the institution and the country in general is largely broken beyond repair.

“At the start of the 118th Congress, I promised my constituents to pass legislation to secure our borders and to hold Secretary Mayorkas accountable,” Green, a physician, said in a statement. “Today, with the House having passed H.R. 2 and Secretary Mayorkas impeached, it is time for me to return home. In the last few months, in reading the writings of our Framers, I was reminded of their intent for representatives to be citizen-legislators, to serve for a season and then return home.”

“Our country — and our Congress — is broken beyond most means of repair,” he continued. “I have come to realize our fight is not here within Washington, our fight is with Washington. As I have done my entire life, I will continue serving this country — but in a new capacity.”

Green thanked his family for their support while during his numerous years of serving the U.S., including while serving in the U.S. Military.


“I also want to thank the constituents of Tennessee’s 7th District for the unbelievable honor to serve them in Congress — whose vote of confidence was not only evident in the wide margins in each election, but also without ever having a single primary opponent in my three elections,” he said. “And finally, I want to thank my staff, whose unmatched hard work, dedication, and talent have resulted in our many victories and one of the lowest turnover rates in Congress.”

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