GOP Rep. Fred Upton, Who Voted To Impeach Trump, Announces Retirement

Posted on AllSides April 5th, 2022
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Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) on Tuesday became the fourth Republican who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump for inciting the U.S. Capitol attack to announce his retirement, another political casualty of breaking with Republicans’ de facto leader.

“Even the best stories have a last chapter,” Upton said during a tearful speech on the House floor. “This is it for me.”

The Michigan Republican has been in office for 36 years, making him one of the House’s longest-serving members. This year, Upton was drawn into a new congressional district with another GOP incumbent, Rep....

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