On Tuesday, MI Rep. Fred Upton (R) announced his resignation from Congress, leaving a 40-percent exit rate among House Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump.
As he was announcing his retirement on Tuesday, Upton cited “very positive” polling results in his primary race in opposition to Trump-endorsed Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI). Due to state redistricting, Huizenga and Upton were both running for the same seat.
“My district was cut like Zorro — three different ways,” Upton noted to reporters. “So I’ve been here 36 years. When I first ran, I thought I’d be here 10.” Upton became a member of Congress in 1986.
“I got a lot of unfinished business that I’m going to be working on now. … But no, this was our decision, independent of what I did with Trump,” Upton stated, referring to his unsuccessful vote to impeach Trump.
“UPTON QUITS! 4 down and 6 to go. Others losing badly, who's next?” pic.twitter.com/iKO0JgHwUK
— Natalie Harp (@NatalieJHarp) April 5, 2022