Republican Representative Ken Buck (R-CO) has recently delivered a surprising declaration, revealing his unexpected decision to retire from Congress. In his announcement on Tuesday, Buck conveyed his intention to step down from the House, with his resignation set to take effect by the conclusion of the upcoming week.

In a press release, Buck wrote:

“It has been an honor to serve the people of Colorado’s 4th District in Congress for the past 9 years.

“I want to thank them for their support and encouragement throughout the years.

“Today, I am announcing that I will depart Congress at the end of next week.

“I look forward to staying involved in our political process, as well as spending more time in Colorado and with my family.”