GOP Rep. Mark Green Announces Retirement From Congress

( – Just a day after House Republicans successfully impeached Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, one of the most prominent proponents of the measure announced his retirement from Congress.

Republican Tennessee Representative Mark Green has announced that he does not intend to seek a fourth term in Congress, saying that it was only fitting to “go out with a win”, also acknowledging that it is “time for me to return home.” Green also called America and Congress “broken beyond most means of repair,” saying that he has come to the realization that the “fight is not here within Washington, our fight is with Washington.”

Green chaired the Committee on Homeland Security, and was instrumental in GOP lawmakers’ push to have the DHS secretary impeached. House Republicans have repeatedly castigated Mayorkas for what they believe to be gross incompetence in his handling of the migrant crisis in the southern border. The crisis has seen not only thousands of migrants cross into the U.S. illegally, but also the crippling of the many communities that have taken on the task of providing support to these migrants. In fact, the so-called “sanctuary cities” such as Chicago, Denver and New York – all of which also happen to be run by Democrats – have made repeated calls for the federal government to provide them with more funds for migrant support.

The 59-year-old Green will leave Congress at the end of the session. While he said that he would no longer be seeking a seat in the House, Green could possibly run for other posts – in 2017, he contemplated running governor of Tennessee. Green said that he would “continue serving this country -– but in a new capacity.”

News outlet The Hill reported Green saying that for now, he intends to volunteer for the campaign of former president Donald Trump.

“I’m gonna go help Donald Trump win the presidency,” Green stated.

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