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Mac Thornberry, a top GOP lawmakers on Armed Services, announces retirement

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The influence of Rep. Mac Thornberry rich on Monday announced plans to leave Congress, becoming the sixth Republican representative from Texas to retire in this cycle, during the opening of yet another seat in the traditionally Republican state, the more purple in the last few years.

Thornberry, the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, said that he would not seek re-election in 2020 the next 25 years, corresponds to the condition of the 13 constituency. Thornberry provides a safe GOP district and won in 2018, with more than 81 percent of the vote.

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“It was a great honor to serve the people of the 13th District of Texas, as your Congressman for the last 25 years,” Thornberry said in a press release. “You have to serve me ways the nation can, in a way I never could have imagined.”

FILE – In this April 26, 2017, file photo, the House Armed Services Committee Chairman rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, was to announce the fifth Republican from the state that he enters into retirement earlier this month. Thornberry of the 19 house Republican is leaving Congress. Includes two members which are in contact with, and are already gone.

At least three of the retirement seats, both Texas Republicans eviction, the Democrats managed to win, largely in suburban districts, where a dislike for President Donald Trump among educated women is the weakening of the GOP.

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Go to “for over a year, I’m going to continue to be the people of the 13th district to represent to the best of my ability,” Thornberry said the rest of his term in office.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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