Brady, who was elected to Congress in 1996 and represents the Lone Star State’s eighth District, is the eighth House lawmaker to announce they’d not search reelection on the finish of their time period, together with 5 House Republicans.
The congressman mentioned his departure was not as a result of he has “lost faith in a partisan Congress and the political system.”
“I work with some of the most dedicated people in the world. They are talented. They are hardworking. They’re serious about their responsibilities — in both parties — and after 25 years in the nation’s Capital, I haven’t yet seen a problem we can’t solve or move past,” he mentioned.
He additionally dismissed one other potential cause for his departure: former President Donald Trump.
“Given the times, I’m sure someone will say it’s Trump’s fault, that’s how everything works in Washington. Nonsense.” he mentioned. “Look, I’m proud to have worked with the President and often with lawmakers of both parties.”
Brady additionally famous that the GOP places time period limits on its members for chairing committees, so if Republicans have been to take again the House within the 2022 midterm elections, he wouldn’t be allowed to chair the Ways and Means Committee, which he mentioned did issue into his choice to not search reelection, “some.”