Attorney Michael Avenatti announced Tuesday that he will not be seeking a presidential bid in the upcoming 2020 election cycle.
In a Twitter statement, the embattled lawyer of porn star Stormy Daniels — who sued President Donald Trump after alleging a sexual affair with him — released details on the decision.
What are the details?
He wrote, "After consultation with my family, and at their request, I have decided not to seek the Presidency of the United States of America in 2020. I do not make this decision lightly. I make it out of respect for my family. But for their concerns, I would run.
"I will continue to represent Stormy Daniels and others against Donald Trump and his cronies and will not rest until Trump is removed from office, and our republic and its values are restore," Avenatti continued.
"I will also continue with my nearly twenty years of speaking truth to power and representing those who need an advocate against the powerful," he added.
Avenatti's statement went on to note that he has concerns that the Democratic Party simply doesn't have the right stuff to beat Trump in a 2020 matchup.
"I remain concerned that the Democratic Party will move toward nominating an individual who might make an exceptional president, but has no chance of actually beating Donald Trump," he admitted. "The party must immediately recognize that many of the likely candidates are not battle-tested and have no real chance at winning."
Avenatti's statement concluded, "We will not prevail in 2020 without a fighter. I remain hopeful the party finds one."
Even porn star Daniels has distanced herself from the lawyer.
On Wednesday, Daniels told the Daily Beast that Avenatti repeatedly ignored her requests about her own legal proceedings and dismissed her desires not to sue the president for defamation.