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Anthony Gonzalez said that his political career has impacted the lives of his family members, which was a driving factor in his decision not to seek reelection.
The Republican congressman told the New York Times that he and his family had to be escorted by two uniformed police officers through the Cleveland airport earlier this year, due to security concerns.
Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, one of ten House Republicans who supported impeaching Donald Trump for inciting the Capitol insurrection, has announced he will not run for reelection.
“While my desire to build a fuller family life is at the heart of my decision, it is also true that the current state of our politics, especially many of the toxic dynamics inside our own party, is a significant factor in my decision,” Gonzalez said in a statement released last night.
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