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GOP congressman says heís leaving Congress because Ďall I do is answer questions about Donald Trumpí
The Hill ^ | 05/27/18 | Luis Sanchez

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 GOP’s 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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 115th; 2018election; 2020election; costello; election2018; election2020; girlyman; gop; luissanchez; mediawingofthednc; moderates; nolabels; pa2018; partisanmediashills; pennsylvania; presstitutes; ryancostello; seeya; smearmachine; spin; spintheheadline; thehill; trump
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I'm not sure who is asking questions about Trump and who 'they' are and what 'they assume that you're not good' means.

Is he speaking of the media asking questions, voters, or other members of Congress?

Incoherent reporting.

1 posted on 05/27/2018 8:51:10 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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"I feel, increasingly, that if you're a member of Congress, they assume that you're not good," Costello told CNN.

The guy seems fairly perceptive.

2 posted on 05/27/2018 8:53:00 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: yesthatjallen

My RINO Alarm just hit 11.

What a friggin Maroon.


3 posted on 05/27/2018 8:53:28 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Commie is a dead Commie. Cast your Vote Accordingly.)
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To: yesthatjallen
listen stooopid, you simply answer the question you WANT to answer, not necessarily the one some RAT talking head asks you
4 posted on 05/27/2018 8:53:28 PM PDT by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Quite the fighter.


5 posted on 05/27/2018 8:54:48 PM PDT by lp boonie (Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment)
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To: yesthatjallen

A Never Trumper? And/or, has some predatory payouts that might be coming out?


6 posted on 05/27/2018 8:55:13 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!)
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To: Chode
It's so amazing.

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.

Congressman Costello.

You do not deserve to be in our great House is you are not interested in what the peeps ask!

Toodles.

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7 posted on 05/27/2018 8:57:46 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...excepto for convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: yesthatjallen

Based on this article, and I know nothing of him previously, he seems to be a first class loser. Pathetic.


8 posted on 05/27/2018 8:58:04 PM PDT by map
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To: yesthatjallen

Gutless pussy. Go home and let someone with a set of balls do the job.


9 posted on 05/27/2018 8:58:17 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: yesthatjallen

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..


10 posted on 05/27/2018 8:58:23 PM PDT by conservative98
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11 posted on 05/27/2018 8:58:44 PM PDT by chris37 ("I am everybody." -Mark Robinson)
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To: Seaplaner

100%!


12 posted on 05/27/2018 8:59:28 PM PDT by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

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.


13 posted on 05/27/2018 9:01:27 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: yesthatjallen

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.


14 posted on 05/27/2018 9:03:20 PM PDT by Mozzafiato
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It’s not about you. . .it’s about the country. What a pantywaist.


15 posted on 05/27/2018 9:06:20 PM PDT by Maudeen (www.ThereIsHopeInJesus.com)
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16 posted on 05/27/2018 9:08:19 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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To: yesthatjallen

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?


17 posted on 05/27/2018 9:09:02 PM PDT by map
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I think Costello is one of the RINOs trying to force DACA.

Good riddance.

18 posted on 05/27/2018 9:09:58 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: yesthatjallen

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!


19 posted on 05/27/2018 9:20:35 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Kickass Conservative
My RINO Alarm just hit 11.
Yup. Not only does the swamp need to be drained, we gotta thin the herd as well.
20 posted on 05/27/2018 9:20:52 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (Islamophobic? NO! IslamABHORic)
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