A prominent Republican lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives is calling it quits — and President Donald Trump likely wasn’t too happy about it.
Republican Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida announced this week that he is resigning from office.
In a letter to his constituents, the top Republican said he is resigning and will leave the House shortly after the holidays.
Yoho broke the news in a letter to supporters on Tuesday, reminding them that he had pledged to serve just four terms.
“I truly believe a person’s word is their bond and should live up to their word,” he said. “I also meant that after eight years I would come home and pass the baton to a new generation.”
Florida Republican Rep. Ted Yoho announced on Tuesday he will not seek another term, saying he will "pass the baton onto a new generation" and honoring his campaign promise not to serve more than four terms. https://t.co/2yhlnDIeFb
— CNN (@CNN) December 10, 2019
Yoho isn’t some random lawmaker in the 435-member House — he’s a strong supporter of Trump, his voting record in the House has almost always been in support of Trump, and the president has spoken very highly of him.
Yoho appeared at Trump’s rally in Orlando recently and threw his support behind him, officially endorsing the president for re-election in 2020.
“I am proud to formally endorse President Donald J. Trump for reelection,” Yoho said. “President Trump has been the driver of this incredible economy marked by historic unemployment numbers across all demographics and job growth across all sectors. When he campaigned in 2016 to ‘Make America Great Again,’ it wasn’t just campaign rhetoric.”
“In a time of divisive politics and anti-American policies coming from pro-socialist Democrats,we need unshakable leadership and we have found that in President Trump. As he said, America has never been nor shall ever be a socialist country. I was proud to stand with him in 2016 and proud to do so again as we work to‘Keep America Great!’” Yoho added.
For his part, Trump has praised Yoho, throwing his support behind the Republican when he faced a primary challenge back in August.
“Congressman Ted Yoho of Florida is doing a fantastic job and has my complete and total endorsement!” Trump posted on Twitter. “Tough on crime and borders, Ted was really helpful on tax cuts. Vote all the way for Ted in the upcoming primary – he will never let you down!”
Beyond Yoho’s resignation, seems like every single week a corrupt Democrat lawmaker has been caught breaking the law or doing something that violates their oath of office.
Just days ago, a top Illinois Democrat was charged with a felony for running a financial crimes enterprise.
Last week, the first Muslim Democratic lawmaker ever elected to the House was charged for stealing $500,000 from her own charity to pay for overdue payments for her Porsche, vacations, expensive clothes, real estate, mortgage payments, and other personal expenses.
Consider that: she stole from her own charity — which was set-up to serve the mentally ill, poor people fighting addiction, the elderly, and underprivileged children — to live a more lavish lifestyle.