Skip to comments.GOP congressman says heís leaving Congress because Ďall I do is answer questions about Donald Trumpí
Posted on 05/27/2018 8:51:10 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) said that he is leaving Congress in part because all he is ever asked about is President Trump, according to CNN.
"No matter what I say or do, I feel all I do is answer questions about Donald Trump rather than health insurance or tax policy," Costello told CNN.
Costello announced in March that he would not run for reelection, blaming the partisan political environment, including the actions of Trump.
"I feel, increasingly, that if you're a member of Congress, they assume that you're not good," Costello told CNN.
"They assume that you're not telling the truth. No matter what you do, someone's out there locked and loaded to say something disparaging, false, mean, in an attempt to have other people not like you, he added.
The young moderate has broken with the GOPs leadership and the president on a number of issues, including gun control and repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Costello noted that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision that redrew his district, in a move Republicans believe will make the district more Democratic, was also part of the reason he decided to leave Congress.
"I'm 41. I have an 8-month old. I have a 4-year old. I just lost half my congressional district. The state Supreme Court decided that they were going to try and take me out," Costello charged.
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Is he speaking of the media asking questions, voters, or other members of Congress?
The guy seems fairly perceptive.
My RINO Alarm just hit 11.
What a friggin Maroon.
Quite the fighter.
A Never Trumper? And/or, has some predatory payouts that might be coming out?
He is a REPRESENTATIVE.
He is supposed to listen to the folks, and maybe to find out what's on their minds.
What is on the peoples' minds is what bothers him.
You do not deserve to be in our great House is you are not interested in what the peeps ask!
Based on this article, and I know nothing of him previously, he seems to be a first class loser. Pathetic.
Gutless pussy. Go home and let someone with a set of balls do the job.
Aye, run, and you’ll live... at least a while. And dying in your bed, many years from now, you know that you were a moderate quitter who could’ve stood with Trump but didn’t have the conservatism or the fight in him..
Gee, Mr. Costello...
Maybe when YOU accomplish as much in YOUR job as Trump has already done in HIS job, people will ask Trump about you.
What a drama queen. Go already. We’ll get a Man to replace him.
This clown has a 32 lifetime conservative rating (ACU) which might be the lowest in all of the House for Republicans. His problem is that he’s in the wrong party. Good riddancr, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. What a whiny little you know what.
It’s not about you. . .it’s about the country. What a pantywaist.
From his Wikipedia page:
“He announced his retirement in 2018 on MSNBC, stating that he would not seek reelection.”
What kind of Republican makes career announcements on MSNBC?
More MAGA! WE need to R&R most of the Republicans in the Congress too, so just hope this guy doesn’t get hit in the a$$ with the door on his way out. This is just more objective evidence of how far our “public servants” have gotten from the idea that they are there to serve us, not to “service” us!
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