Mark Green won’t run for reelection to House in latest high-profile retirement

House Homeland Security Committee Mark Green (R-TN) won’t run for reelection next year, making him the latest House Republican to retire from Congress as the GOP seeks to hold on to his slim majority next year.

In an interview with the Washington Examiner on Wednesday, Green said the decision came after tough deliberation but after the three-term incumbent ultimately decided he had accomplished the goals he originally campaigned on.

“It’s pretty clear that the founders, the framers of the Constitution at least, intended the people’s representatives to serve for a season and then go home,” Green said. “We’re not intended to be here to grow old in Congress. So, there’s that constitutional piece that really kind of honestly probably is what pushed me over the edge.”

Green’s retirement comes on the heels of the historic vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, which was led by the Homeland Security
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