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

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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.

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“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.”

Related: Rep. Mike Gallagher, Once Viewed As Rising GOP Star, Announces Retirement

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