House Republican REVERSES Retirement Decision After Conversation With Trump

By Alan Hume | Sunday, 03 March 2024 05:15 AM
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In a surprising turn of events, Mark Green, the Republican Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has decided to seek re-election, reversing his previous decision to retire.

This announcement came on Thursday, following numerous appeals from constituents, colleagues, and notably, former President Donald Trump.

Green, a representative from Tennessee, stated, "While my strong desire was to leave Congress at the end of this year, since my announcement, I have received countless calls from constituents, colleagues, and President Trump urging me to reconsider." He further declared his commitment to resolving the border crisis, stating, "I will be running for re-election so I can be here on Day 1 next year to help President Trump end this border crisis once and for all."

This announcement followed a post by Trump on his Truth Social account, where he expressed his hope for Green's re-election and promised his endorsement. Trump wrote, "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!"


Trump's influence extends beyond Green's re-election campaign. The former President is actively endorsing candidates in House and Senate races across the country. He recently met with House Speaker Mike Johnson and Richard Hudson, Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, to discuss strategies for the upcoming 2024 election cycle.


As the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Green has been instrumental in the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Reflecting on his role, Green told Fox News Digital, "I am unbelievably proud of and grateful for the other Republican Committee members as well as the staff of the Homeland Security Committee." He further praised their efforts in addressing the border crisis and holding Secretary Mayorkas accountable.

Green's decision to seek re-election underscores the ongoing influence of Trump within the Republican party and the critical role Green plays in the party's strategy to maintain and expand its House majority.