Congressman Ken Buck Decides To Resign

There’s been a significant development from Capitol Hill that has caught lawmakers and observers off guard. Representative Ken Buck of Colorado has announced his intention to quit Congress next week, a move that is raising a lot of eyebrows.

Ken Buck, a Republican and moderate, including his criticism of his own party, had previously stated he would not seek re-election after his current term. However, in a surprising turn of events, he has just decided to up and leave.

Why? That’s the strange part.

Here’s what he told CNN:

“It is the worst year of the nine years and three months that I’ve been in Congress. And having talked to former members, it’s the worst year in 40, 50 years to be in Congress. But I’m leaving because I think there’s a job to do out there that I want to go do,” he said.

What a wimp.

Guy basically left because things were hard and it required people to have a spine.

Buck’s resignation narrows the House GOP’s majority even further, leaving the party with a slim margin for passing partisan measures. His departure underscores the challenges the GOP faces in maintaining unity and pushing through its agenda, making the passage of legislation an even more delicate balancing act.

The news of Buck’s early retirement has sent shockwaves through the Capitol, with Speaker Mike Johnson expressing surprise at the decision. The Speaker of the House got a 30 minutes heads up.

Colorado law mandates a special election to fill Buck’s seat, with Governor Jared Polis stating that it will align with the primary election on June 25. This special election will decide who completes Buck’s term, setting the stage for what promises to be a closely watched and highly competitive race, given the district’s strong Republican leanings.


The sudden announcement has a lot of people frustrated and curious.


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