Republican Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan voted to impeach Trump and now he has announced he is retiring.
What’s that old saying about the Trump curse?
It seems like a lot of people who crossed Trump end up losing big time. Just look at Michael Avenatti.
FOX News reports:
Michigan Republican Rep. Fred Upton, who voted to impeach Trump, announces retirement
Rep. Fred Upton, a Republican representing Michigan since 1986, announced his retirement on the House floor Tuesday morning.
Upton is among the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment. He is now the 16th Republican to retire or seek another office ahead of the 2022 midterms, compared with 31 Democrats.
Michigan lost a congressional seat after the 2020 census, and under new redistricting maps, Upton would have faced Rep. Bill Huizenga in a member vs. member primary, had he run for re-election.
Upton highlighted his record of bipartisanship on the House floor. “Reagan worked both sides of the aisle to get things done, caring less about who got the credit,” he said. “And I made a promise that such a principle would be my guiding light. Especially in these days of divided government that is the only way one can actually get legislation enacted.”
“Hopefully civility and bipartisanship versus discord can rule, not rue, the day,” Upton added.
Well… so long.
Another One Bites The Dust:
Fred Upton (R-MI) — who voted to impeach President Trump — is retiring.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) April 5, 2022
Another one bites the dust. . . Michigan Republican Rep. Fred Upton, who voted to impeach Trump, announces retirement. https://t.co/QyTtidRXkj
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) April 5, 2022
RINO Congressman Fred Upton who voted to impeach President Trump is not running for reelection. Smart move!
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) April 5, 2022
The GOP is being cleaned up.