After the 2020 elections, Democrats will be losing an outspoken proponent of a President Donald Trump impeachment in Denny Heck, who plans to pack it up before the next congress comes into order.
The Washington state representative was a member of the House Intelligence Committee, participating in numerous hearings in recent weeks over the impeachment inquiry. In a Medium post announcing his retirement, he took it upon himself to lambast Republicans over their allegiance to the president.
“The countless hours I have spent in the investigation of Russian election interference and the impeachment inquiry have rendered my soul weary,” Heck wrote.
“I will never understand how some of my colleagues, in many ways good people, could ignore or deny the President’s unrelenting attack on a free press, his vicious character assassination of anyone who disagreed with him, and his demonstrably very distant relationship with the truth,” he said.
Rep. Denny Heck: "I will never understand how some of my colleagues … could ignore or deny the President's unrelenting attack on a free press, his vicious character assassination of anyone who disagreed with him … distant relationship with the truth." https://t.co/HDv9pJjwrC
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 4, 2019
Heck also noted that he will finish his term out strong and end up writing a couple books in his retirement years:
“I promise to ‘run through the tape’ until the end of my term and continue to work hard and give it my best. But after that, Paula awaits as well as at least two books I will write. And more movies and sleep and time at the cabin. Washington State so has it over Washington, D.C.”
Before closing his letter, he wrote: “I got more out of it than I gave it, and I gave it all I had.”
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