Republican Rep. Upton is unsure if he will run again

Rep. Fred uptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonSunday Show Preview: Biden Administration Faces Peak Inflation 12:30 PM Report From The Hill: All Eyes On Rittenhouse Homicide Trial Centrist Republicans See Rise Of your own party attacks MORE (Michigan), one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach the former President TrumpDonald Trump Trump Criticizes McConnell, Says Senator Should Attend Biden Signing Ceremony Former Trump Administration Aide Says He Was Warned About Playing Taylor Swift Music In The White House Trump Faces Legal Challenges Maintaining Biden Documents january 6 committee MORE Following the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol, he revealed on Sunday that he has not yet decided whether he will run for re-election in 2022.

Asked by the co-host Jake tapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperKinzinger Says He Hopes Bannon’s Indictment Will Send ‘Chilling Message’ Rising Inflation Gives Manchin Ammunition Former Aide: Trump Would ‘Absolutely’ Impose Some Form Of Autocracy In Second Term MORE On CNN’s “State of the Union” if he’s committed to running for another term next year, Upton said he’s not sure why redistricting is still underway in Michigan.

“Well, we still don’t know what our districts are like,” Upton said.

“We are looking at maps. Michigan loses a seat. We will probably evaluate everything before the end of the year in terms of making our own decision. We have never made a decision in more than a year, “he added.

If Upton ultimately decides not to run for reelection next year, he will be the third Republican lawmaker to vote for Trump’s second impeachment to announce his retirement this year.

Rep. Anthony GonzalezAnthony González True Conservatives Must Make a Decision Lawmakers Who Opposed Their Parties on Infrastructure Bill T Ohio’s Redistricting Commission Gives Up on the Map of the US House of Representatives. PLUS (R-Ohio) declared in September that he would not seek a third term in Congress, and Rep. Adam kinzingerAdam daniel kinzinger (R-Ill.) He revealed last month that he will not run for reelection when his term expires.

González in a statement said that it is “clear that the best way for our family is not to seek reelection next fall,” but added that the “The current state of our politics, especially many of the toxic dynamics within our own party, is a significant factor in my decision.”

Kinzinger, in a video announcing his retirement, recalled a moment from his first campaign when he said to himself, “If I ever thought it was time to leave Congress, I would,” adding, “That time is now.” .

The Illinois Republican also cited deep political divisions in Washington.

“On this day, to prevail or survive, you must belong to a tribe. Our political parties only survive by appealing to the most motivated and extreme elements within them. And the price of energy has skyrocketed, and fear and mistrust have served as an effective strategy to cover that cost, ”Kinzinger said.

“Dehumanizing each other has become the norm. We have taken it from social media to the streets. We have allowed leaders to achieve power by peddling the false premise that strength comes from degrading others and dehumanizing those who look, act, or think differently from us. As a country, we have fallen for these lies, and now we are faced with a poisoned country full of indignation that blinds our ability to reach real strength, “he added.

Upton on Sunday also weighed the importance of the congressional subpoenas as the House select committee investigating the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill works to force former Trump officials to comply with requests for testimony and documents, claiming that defy subpoenas We really don’t have an equal branch of government. “

“I am a former committee chair. I used the subpoena. Even the threat of a subpoena could have people come to testify, to tell us, to give us the facts so that we can prosecute fraud and abuse. If you refuse to participate in that, suddenly you don’t have a branch of government on equal footing trying to get the answers to this, ”Upton told Tapper.

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