House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) has announced that she will be retiring from Congress at the end of her term and will not seek re-election.
The 82-year-old presided over the government shutdown earlier in the year and may do so again if Congress fails to agree on funding at any time through December 2020. In her announcement, she said it was a shame that President Donald Trump didn’t respect Congress, but that she was moving on not because of Trump but because she had been in Congress for 32 years.
“It’s time to move on,” Lowey said.
Lowey’s suburban district on the outskirts of New York City is not in danger of being flipped to Republican. One of the people being suggested to run for her seat is Chelsea Clinton.
Just what we need, another Clinton in politics.
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