(Patriot.Buzz) – Expressing concerns about a burgeoning anti-democratic sentiment within his party, Representative Ken Buck, a prominent member of the House Freedom Caucus and a Republican from Colorado, recently declared his intention not to pursue reelection.
In a recent video address, Buck, serving his fifth term, emphasized the necessity for Republicans in Washington to provide a strategic redirection for the nation. However, he expressed skepticism about the party’s ability to take decisive action.
“Americans are rightfully concerned about our nation’s future and are looking to Republicans in Washington for a course correction,” Buck stated. He further asserted that the United States is headed towards a collision with reality, and only a firm commitment to the truth, no matter how uncomfortable, can provide a path forward.
Buck criticized some Republican leaders for perpetuating falsehoods about the 2020 election, misrepresenting the events of January 6, and alleging that subsequent legal actions are unjust persecutions. Buck, who was one of the two Freedom Caucus members to endorse the certification of the 2020 presidential election results, denounced fellow Republicans for disseminating misleading narratives about election integrity.
Buck argued that these deceptive stories foster widespread skepticism and undermine public trust in the legal system. He insisted that the Republican Party cannot effectively address current challenges and propose future solutions while fixating on retaliation for imagined past grievances.
Buck, who first entered Congress in 2014, also censured the Democratic Party for adopting policies with detrimental effects, citing examples such as defunding the police, politicizing student loans, inducing inflation through excessive spending, promoting open borders, and crippling domestic energy production.
This announcement arrived shortly after Representative Kay Granger, a Republican from Texas and chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, also confirmed her decision not to seek reelection. In her official statement, Granger emphasized the greatness of the United States, attributing it to the nation’s people and the vision of the Founding Fathers. She expressed optimism about the upcoming generation of leaders in her district.
In early October, Buck joined eight other Republican representatives in voting to remove then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy, citing McCarthy’s unfulfilled promises to reduce government spending.