Republican Congressman Dave Trott says he will not seek reelection next year and will retire after four years in Congress.
He says he always intended for his congressional career to be brief.
Trott said in a written statement that he’s ready to return to the private sector and spend more time with his family. But he possibly faced a tough reelection bid next year, and The New York Times reported over the weekend that Trott was growing increasingly frustrated with President Trump. He recently advised Trump in a tweet to spend more time on the golf course and stay away from microphones.
Trott was considered a rising star with a seat on the influential House Financial Services Committee. But in a written statement, Trott said he never intended to spend a long time in Congress, and wants to return to the private sector and spend more time with his family.
The New York Times last week identified Trott as a GOP lawmaker frustrated enough with Washington that he’s ready to quit.