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Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) announced he will not seek re-election on Tuesday, citing his pledge to only serve four terms in Congress.
“I believed when I ran in term limits. I ran on a pledge to serve four terms – eight years and come home,” he said. “Many told me I was naive and they’re probably right. I was told the district has changed three times and so the pledge isn’t binding and I could rationalize that. However, I truly believe a person’s word is their bond and should live up to their word.”
The article goes on to state the following:
The Florida Republican was first elected in 2012 and rose to become a senior member on the powerful House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
In a Facebook post Tuesday morning, Yoho wrote:
I am announcing my retirement from Congress at the end of this session which ends January 7, 2021. Therefore, I will not seek re-election in the upcoming election. It has been an amazing opportunity to be able to serve the best district in Florida – District 3.
The people make it the best place and you are the reason it was such an honor to be your Representative in the United States Congress. Our Nation is the best on the planet and as time passes, new ideas need to be instilled to preserve the Republic we’ve been blessed with.
Carolyn, my children and I want to thank all of our supports and constituents for this incredible journey.
Ted & Carolyn
The Hill noted in their report that Yoho’s seat “is expected to remain in GOP control, with Cook Political Report ranking it as an R+9 district.”
Yoho lashed out at Democrats after they announced articles of impeachment against President Trump Tuesday morning, and warned of the danger of eliminating the electoral college.
The next time someone says we need to ‘abolish the #electoralcollege‘, remember today. Look at the members announcing articles of impeachment against @realDonaldTrump (duly elected by 30 states) – each from CA & NY. Do you want CA& NY making decisions for the rest of the country?
— Ted Yoho (@RepTedYoho) December 10, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) December 10, 2019
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