Republican Rep. John Katko, who voted to impeach Trump, not running for reelection

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Rep. John Katko, one of 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted a year ago to impeach then President Donald Trump, announced Friday that he won’t seek reelection this November.

The four-term representative and former federal prosecutor who represents a battleground district in central New York, said in a statement sent to news organizations that he won’t bid for another two-year term in Congress “so that I can enjoy my family and life in a fuller and more present way.”

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Katko faced backlash from many in the GOP after voting last January to impeach Trump for inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by right wing extremists and other supporters of the then president who aimed to upend congressional certification of now President Biden‘s Electoral College victory.

Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., leaves the U.S. Capitol, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Washington. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Trump cheered the announcement, saying, “Great news, another one bites the dust. Katko, from Upstate New York, is gone!”

He also upset conservatives for voting in support of the Jan. 6

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