Rep. Heck of Wash­ing­ton state to re­tire af­ter his fourth term

Orlando Sentinel - - NATIONAL & WORLD -

SEAT­TLE — Demo­cratic Rep. Denny Heck of Wash­ing­ton state an­nounced he is re­tir­ing from Congress at the end of his fourth term, say­ing his work on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Rus­sian elec­tion in­ter­fer­ence and the im­peach­ment in­quiry of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump have “ren­dered my soul weary.”

“I will never un­der­stand how some of my col­leagues, in many ways good peo­ple, could ig­nore or deny the pres­i­dent’s un­re­lent­ing at­tack on a free press, his vi­cious char­ac­ter as­sas­si­na­tion of any­one who dis­agreed with him, and his demon­stra­bly very dis­tant re­la­tion­ship with the truth,” he said.

Heck has been the only rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Wash­ing­ton’s 10th District since it was created in 2012. The district en­com­passes the cap­i­tal of Olympia.

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