GOP Big-Wig Makes Abrupt Retirement Announcement That Has Trump Livid

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22 years is quite enough time served on the United State Senate. At some point, we all learn our limits and other times, corruption becomes so rampant that we need to reassess our morals. The last part has never really happened before, but there’s a first time for everything. In Enzi’s case, this is not a part of his announcement.

Long-standing GOP senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), announced today that he’s pulling the plug and retiring at the end of his current term. He’s served 22 years as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.

‘I want to be able to focus on budget reform to get control of our national debt. I don’t want to be burdened with the distractions of a campaign. After this term I will find other ways to serve.

‘I have much to get done in the next year and a half.’

The announcement came from Gillette, Wyoming’s city hall, where Enzi used to serve as the city’s mayor.

A few hours ago, he spread his announcement to his Twitter followers:

While his record serving is extensive, one his Greatest Hits was the 1%-favorable GOP tax cut plan that passed through his offices in 2017 and was catapulted by the Trump administration.

His statements from today contain a whole lot of self-stroking about his endless time as a GOP senator, as well as his time serving as head of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (where he is still a member).

I won’t bore you with all of the ego-stroking he exuded during his announcement, but if you feel moved to do so, click here to read his entire speech.

The Senate will be a much nicer place without Mike Enzi, so may he enjoy his grandchildren.

America is better off without giving 83% of tax cuts to the richest 1% by 2027, having taxes raised on 92 million middle-class families to pay for tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations, increased health care premiums, adding 1.5 to 2.2 trillion dollars to our national debt, which cripples critical services… should I go on?

Enzi’s choice to not run for re-election has caused a panic shuffle; Rep. Liz Cheney may run, Dave Dodson and Jillian Balow are also being floated as potential candidates.

Featured image via YouTube screenshot.