You may have seen this guy, he’s an outspoken critic of Trump and is on the House Intelligence Committee. He’s definitely not one of the most progressive democrats in the house, but the 10th district leans left, but definitely has some large red pockets. I’m worried that the 10th might flip to republican in 2020.
"The countless hours I have spent in the investigation of Russian election interference and the impeachment inquiry have rendered my soul weary," Heck said.
Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee who participated in last month's impeachment hearings, said Wednesday he won't seek reelection next year.
Heck, 67, was first elected in 2012 to represent a district southwest of Seattle. He said in a Medium post he had time over the Thanksgiving recess for "rest and reflection," which led to his retirement decision.
"It is incredible work, but it takes its toll," Heck wrote. "Being away so much from Paula, my best friend and wife of nearly 44 years, can be lonely even when I am in a crowded room. At our age, however many 'good years' we have left together is not a growing number."
Heck also wrote that the process of compiling the intelligence committee's recent impeachment report had left him "discouraged" about continuing to serve in Congress.
"The countless hours I have spent in the investigation of Russian election interference and the impeachment inquiry have rendered my soul weary,"