Republican Representative Victoria Spartz of Indiana has announced she will not seek re-election in 2024.
This is a major disappointment as Spartz is one of the true conservatives serving in Congress. She claims she needs more time to raise her children, which is understandable, but it’s still sad to know she’s leaving the House.
Hopefully, he will continue to be a voice for strength.
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GOP Rep. Victoria Spartz first announced her departure 3 months after re-election
From Washington, D.C. to Fort Wayne, Indiana, Republicans and some Democrats and independents were dumbfounded by Friday’s news.
“Being a working mom is tough, and I have to spend a lot of time with my two high school girls, so I’m not running for any office in 2024,” the 44-year-old, the only Ukrainian-born member of Congress, told reporters.
Spartz previously hinted that he might consider a run for the Hoosier State’s US Senate seat next year.
As the first U.S. representative to announce her retirement — and just three months after she won her second term — Spartz continued the trend of lawmakers leaving after brief tenures rather than accumulating seniority for generations of previous House members.
“She probably found out that Congress signed her up,” one retired House staffer told Newsmax, adding that adding long hours and weekly commutes to one’s home district is more stressful for modern House members.
Watch Spartz’s recent House speech below:
Today, I spoke on the House floor to raise my concern that our institution has become a theater full of actors and talking points but no real results for the American people. pic.twitter.com/pgz7F2oYdY
– Rep. Victoria Spartz (@RepSpartz) January 25, 2023
As a legal immigrant to America, Spartz understands freedom better than many members of the House who were born here.
So sad to see her go.