House Republican Says He’s Retiring So He Doesn’t Have to ‘Lie on Behalf’ of Trump and the GOP

March 06, 2024

Outgoing House Republican Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) added some further insights into his decision to retire and blasted many of his fellow Republicans for being willing to “lie” for Donald Trump. I’m not concerned about [a] primary, I’m not concerned about losing a general election,” Buck replied, adding:You know, the time is right. I want to enjoy my family more, I want to [do] less business travel and more recreational travel. But really we’re at a time in American politics, that I am not going to lie on behalf of my presidential candidate, on behalf of my party. And I’m very sad that others in my party have taken the position that, as long as we get the White House, it doesn’t really matter what we say.