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Democratic Rep. Denny Heck takes shots at Trump, GOP as he announces retirement plans


Added 12-05-19 03:29:02am EST - “U.S. Rep. Denny Heck said Wednesday that he'll retire from Congress when his fourth term ends next year.” - Foxnews.com

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U.S. Rep. Denny Heck said Wednesday that he’ll retire from Congress when his fourth term ends next year.

The 67-year-old Democrat from Washington state used the announcement as an opportunity to slam President Trump and other Republicans.

In a letter to supporters, Heck – a member of the House Intelligence Committee -- said the Russia investigation and the Trump impeachment inquiry have left him discouraged and “rendered my soul weary.”

“I will never understand how some of my colleagues, in many ways good people, could ignore or deny the president’s unrelenting attack on a free press, his vicious character assassination of anyone who disagreed with him, and his demonstrably very distant relationship with the truth,” Heck said.

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