by Max Brantley
The member is Rodney Alexander of Louisiana.
“Rather than producing tangible solutions to better this nation, partisan posturing has created a legislative standstill. Unfortunately, I do not foresee this environment to change anytime soon. I have decided not to seek reelection, so that another may put forth ideas on how to break through the gridlock and bring about positive change for our country.”
... Alexander’s retirement — or, more accurately, his explanation for why he’s leaving — raises the possibility that we could have a number of other House members follow his lead, people sitting in safe seats who decide it is simply better to do anything else rather than serve in Congress.
We could think of a few Alexander is welcome to take with him.