Buck later followed up with a video from his X account. “Our nation is on a collision course with reality and a steadfast committment to truth, even uncomfortable truths, is the only way forward,” he said.
Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) won’t seek reelection.“I always have been disappointed with our inability in Congress to deal with major issues & I’m also disappointed that the Republican Party continues to rely on this lie that the 2020 election was stolen & rely on the 1/6 narrative.” pic.twitter.com/YStr3QjFy7 — The Recount (@therecount) November 1, 2023
The announcement comes just two weeks after Buck and several of his Republican colleagues repeatedly refused to support the candidacy of Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House. “I think what Jim Jordan needs to do is stop talking about defunding the Department of Justice,” Buck said in an interview with CNN. “We pride ourselves on being a party of rule of law.” “You can’t defund the Department of Justice or defund a special council’s office in the Department of Justice and talk about the values that we share,” he continued. “Also, there are a number of different issues related to the election and some not related to the election.” Buck was not the only Republican to confirm they would not be seeking re-election on Wednesday. Texas Rep. Kay Granger, a longtime lawmaker and chair of the House Appropriations Committee who also refused to vote for Jordan, also announced her retirement from Congress. “As I announce my decision to not seek re-election, I am encouraged by the next generation of leaders in my district,” Granger said in a statement. “It’s time for the next generation to step up and take the mantle and be a strong and fierce representative for the people,” she added.
Earlier today I announced that I won’t be seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.To my friends in Colorado, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve our nation. Being your representative in Washington DC has been the highest honor of my life. pic.twitter.com/FQdPVbpH46 — Rep. Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) November 1, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.