Trump Helps Get Top Republican To Reverse Decision To Retire

House Homeland Security Committee Chair Mark Green (R-TN) announced this week that he is reversing his decision to retire after receiving calls from former President Donald Trump and others.

Green appeared burned out when he announced earlier this month that he was retiring, saying that he believed the country and Congress were “broken beyond most means of repair.”

“I have come to realize our fight is not here within Washington, our fight is with Washington,” he added at the time. “As I have done my entire life, I will continue serving this country — but in a new capacity.”

Green said on Thursday that while he initially had a “strong desire” to leave Congress, “since my announcement, I have received countless calls from constituents, colleagues, and President Trump urging me to reconsider.”

The former military officer said that he was “reminded of the words of General McArthur on a statue at West Point: ‘Duty, honor, country.’ I realized once again: I had a duty to my country to fulfill.”

Trump praised Green on social media earlier in the day, writing: “Mark Green has had lots of options because of his political talents, and the great job he has done as a Congressman, but given the fantastic work he’s doing as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, I hope he runs for Re-Election to the U.S. House of Representatives. If he does, he has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

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