Rep. Charlie Dent, a prominent moderate Republican from Pennsylvania, announced Tuesday that he would leave Congress "in the coming weeks."
Charlie Dent was probably the most open house republican when it comes to the direction of the modern GOP. He routinely says that the party has become "loyalty to the man," that is, President Trump, rather than a series of ideas. And he has made no secret of the fact that he feels a bit out of place in his conference.
"Following discussions with my family and careful consideration, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks," Dent said in a statement. "Serving the people in the 1
I am particularly proud of the work I have done for the sensitive A world that is often overlooked or overlooked It is my intention to continue to promote good governance and pragmatic solutions in the years ahead. "
Dent joined the Congress in 2005 and was previously a member state legislator.that he would not seek another term.
Twenty-three Republicans have announced that they will not seek another term, including Parliament Speaker Paul Ryan, while five others have already resigned. A number of other Republicans have announced that they are running for other offices.
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