Republican Senator Retires To Avoid 2020 Trump Campaign

No one wants to be associated with that mess.

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We’ve seen a lot of people come and go during the reign of dictator-in-chief Donald Trump. I mean, a lot. And truthfully, the outflow of people that were associated with the Trump administration doesn’t show any signs of slowing any time soon.

Most recently, Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) has announced that he will be retiring from the Senate after the conclusion of his current term, wrapping up a staggering 22-year career in Washington.

Enzi, who is 75 years old and currently serves as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, was addressing a crowd at city hall in Gillette, Wyoming where he formerly served as Mayor when he made the declaration of the end of his career as a Senator.


The GOP senator’s office released prepared remarks stating, “I have much to get done in the next year and a half. I want to be able to focus on budget reform to get control of our national debt.”

“I don’t want to be burdened with the distractions of a campaign. After this term, I will find other ways to serve,” the statement concluded.

It seems like Senator Enzi, much like an increasing amount of Trump administration and GOP officials, wants to focus on the things he finds important and does not want to be wrapped up in another round of the fuckery that is a Trump campaign.

Enzi has been a member of the Senate since 1996 and won reelection in 2014, leaving his current term to conveniently wrap up right before the 2020 election. During his time as a Senator, Enzi has received oceans of praise for his record in Washington.

“Most of my bills have 15 or less votes in opposition, which is considered very bipartisan,” he stated.

Fellow Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso (R) commended his colleague in a statement saying, “[Enzi’s] character, courage, and credibility have made him a respected moral leader in the U.S. Senate. In four terms in the Senate, he has never wavered in his commitment to God, family or Wyoming. The Senate and Wyoming will miss the valued leadership of the trusted trail boss of our congressional delegation.”

It’s clear that Enzi will be missed as he makes his way out of the corrupt Trump administration and back into the work that he’s so passionate about.

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