The America Last herd on Capitol Hill is starting to thin out.
The list of RINO hides on the wall is impressive and growing.
And now RINO Congressman Ken Buck just made an announcement about his future that has conservatives cheering.
Colorado RINO Congressman Ken Buck recently announced that he will not seek reelection to the U.S. House in 2024.
“To my friends in Colorado”
Not surprisingly, Buck first broke the news to left-wing NBC host Andrea Mitchell.
Buck was also contacted by other media outlets and confirmed the report is “correct.”
“Earlier today, I announced that I won’t be seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. To my friends in Colorado, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve our nation,” Buck said in a statement.
“Being your representative in Washington DC has been the highest honor of my life,” Buck continued.
Earlier today I announced that I won’t be seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
To my friends in Colorado, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve our nation. Being your representative in Washington DC has been the highest honor of my life. pic.twitter.com/FQdPVbpH46
— Rep. Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) November 1, 2023
Buck was first elected to Congress on November 4, 2014, after a failed U.S. Senate bid.
He is currently serving his fifth term in the House.
The “Liz Cheney of Colorado”
Many conservatives and Colorado Republicans came to refer to Buck as “The Liz Cheney of Colorado” due to his left-wing voting record and opposition to Donald Trump and the America First movement.
Buck especially came under fire for his unwillingness to support an impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden.
In fact, before he announced his retirement, Buck was facing a tough GOP Primary challenge from at least one Colorado Republican.
Colorado State Representative Richard Holtorf (R-Akron) said Buck’s lack of support for an impeachment inquiry simply doesn’t sit well with the conservative voters in Colorado’s 4th District.
“An inquiry is just an inquiry — they’re just looking into things, getting a little additional subpoena power maybe,” Holtorf said.
Holtorf recently told Colorado Public Radio that he was considering challenging Buck in a GOP Primary in 2024.
He said he was working on building an Exploratory Committee to determine whether a run was something he would pursue.
But that was before Buck announced his retirement.
The Freedom Caucus?
Despite being a member of the Freedom Caucus, conservative Republicans in Congress have attacked Buck’s moderate record and willingness to side with Democrats on key policy issues.
This previously led to questions about whether Buck’s conservative district would continue to support him.
“Ken Buck’s trying to be the Liz Cheney of Colorado and not supporting the past President, President Trump, when the Democrats were coming for him like a pack of wild hyenas with the January 6 protests and riots,” Holtorf recently told Newsline. “Ken Buck was on the wrong side of history on that one.”
Cheney is the former Republican Congresswoman from Wyoming and the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
She served on the House Committee investigating January 6 and continuously fought Trump and conservatives.
Cheney lost her seat in her most recent bid for reelection in the GOP primary by a whopping 37%.
Buck was possibly facing similar results in 2024.
Buck always supported Cheney and even defended her when the Republican Party ousted her from leadership.
Conservatives can add one more RINO hide to the wall of shame.