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Will Hurd Announces That He Will Retire From Congress

Since taking office in 2015, Will Hurd (R-TX) has displayed some of the more admirable traits one could hope for in a politician. Hurd sticks to his principals and has not been afraid to speak out against the Republican party at times. This includes speaking out against President Trump’s racist attacks on “The Squad.”

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It seems, though, that the congressman has become fed up with Washington and wants to do something different. Thursday night, Hurd announced that he will not be running for reelection.

Hurd revealed his intentions in a lengthy tweet. He wrote, “I have made the decision to not seek reelection for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas in order to pursue opportunities outside the halls of Congress to solve problems at the nexus between technology and national security.”

The congressman further explained, “We’re in a geopolitical competition with China. There is a global race to be the leader in artificial intelligence. We face cyberattacks every day. Extreme poverty, lack of economic opportunity and violence in Central America is placing unbearable pressure on our borders.”

Hurd intends to aid in the effort from outside of Washington. “When I took the oath of office after joining the CIA, I swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all its enemies. I took the same oath on my first day in Congress. This oath doesn’t have a statute of limitations,” he wrote. “I’ve taken a conservative message to places that don’t often hear it. I’m going to stay involved in politics to help make sure the Republican Party looks like America.”



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