Look Who’s RESIGNING – Congress Loses Another One
(ConservativeHub.com) – Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) had announced his decision not to run for reelection in 2021, but the assumption was he would finish out his term. That has changed. The New York Post reported Reed stood before the House and submitted his resignation on May 10. He made it clear that would be his last day in office.
Officials from Reed’s office told the New York Post the lawmaker was leaving to work with Prime Policy Group, a government affairs and public relations firm in Washington, DC. During his speech on the floor, he talked about feeling honored to serve and warned against division among lawmakers.
.@TomReedCongress: "After almost 12 years in Congress, today is my last day."
Rep. Tom Reed announced Tuesday he is resigning from Congress, more than one year after a former lobbyist accused the congressman of sexual misconduct. https://t.co/HbEv5gHVBZ pic.twitter.com/J4BPyhVdYJ
— The Hill (@thehill) May 11, 2022
Reed faced accusations in early 2021 from Nicolette Davis, a lobbyist, who told The Washington Post the representative had made sexual advances toward her. In a statement to the press, he said he was sorry he caused her pain and said he took responsibility for his actions. He also explained he had an alcohol problem for which he’s since received treatment.
According to the New York Post, Reed is the 18th Republican not to seek reelection in the House. There are 32 Democrat representatives also not running again in November. Reed has served the 23rd Congressional District in New York since 2013. He was on the House Ways and Means Committee and also served as the GOP leader of the Social Security Subcommittee.
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