Congresswoman Unretires, Will Run Again

( – Republican Indiana Representative Victoria Spartz’s retirement only lasted a year after her office said that the congresswoman intends to file for reelection this year.

In February last year, Spartz said that she would not seek re-election, as she said she wanted to spend more quality time with her family. However, the representative said that she has changed her mind due to clamor from “many of my constituents,” adding that strong governance and direction in government is a must, especially given the fact of what she called Biden’s “failed leadership in Washington, D.C.”

Following her retirement announcement last year, nine other Republican candidates have thrown their names into the hat for what would have been her vacant seat in the House of Representatives.

Spartz, who comes from an immigrant family from Ukraine, and became a U.S. citizen in 2006, has already served two terms in Congress. She said that her background of growing up “under tyranny” has motivated her to continue in public service.

“I understand the significance of these challenging times for our Republic,” she said. Spartz has been one of the more consistent and vocal proponents for continued U.S. support for Ukraine as Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, continue the bloody and violent campaign to invade the country.

Her statement comes on the heels of the announcement of a bipartisan legislation from the Senate that includes a $60 billion aid package for Ukraine, and $14 billion to Israel. The bill’s passage is an uphill battle at best though, as several prominent Republicans have already expressed opposition to it, citing the inadequacy of the attached border security measures. Many members of the GOP in the legislature have begun to sour on aid to Ukraine, instead choosing to focus on the migrant crisis at the U.S.’ southern border. House Speaker and Republican Louisiana Representative Mike Johnson has said that the bill would be “dead on arrival” when it reaches Congress.

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