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'Our country–and our Congress–is broken': Rep. Mark Green won't seek re-election
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'Our country–and our Congress–is broken': Rep. Mark Green won't seek re-election

Republican Rep. Mark Green of Tennessee, who currently chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, will not seek another term in Congress. He has served as a House lawmaker since 2019.

"At the start of the 118th Congress, I promised my constituents to pass legislation to secure our borders and to hold Secretary Mayorkas accountable. Today, with the House having passed H.R. 2 and Secretary Mayorkas impeached, it is time for me to return home," Green said in a statement.

Earlier this week, in a 214-213 vote, the House impeached DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas. But the matter will likely fail to clear the threshold necessary for conviction over in the Senate.

In his statement, Green said that the nation and Congress are "broken."

"In the last few months, in reading the writings of our Framers, I was reminded of their intent for representatives to be citizen-legislators, to serve for a season and then return home. Our country–and our Congress–is broken beyond most means of repair. I have come to realize our fight is not here within Washington, our fight is with Washington. As I have done my entire life, I will continue serving this country–but in a new capacity," the congressman noted.

Green also expressed gratitude toward his family, constituents, and staff.

"Chairman Mark Green has been a champion for Tennessee families and conservative values. As a combat veteran, physician, and successful businessman, Mark has brought wisdom and a wealth of experience to Congress," House Speaker Mike Johnson said in a social media post. He described Green's upcoming departure as "a huge loss for the House."

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Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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