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In this Oct. 17 photo, then-Speaker Pro Tempore, Rep. Patrick McHenry presides over the vote for Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC.
GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry McHenry, of North Carolina, a ally of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Financial Services Committee chairman, will not seek re-election but plans to finish out his term, McHenry announced Tuesday.
“I believe there is a season for everything, and for me – this season has come to an end,” McHenry wrote on social media. “I look forward to what’s next for my family and me.”
McHenry served as Speaker Pro Tempore when McCarthy was ousted in October. He has made no secret of his distaste for how the process to oust McCarthy played out, perhaps most publicly for his vociferous clash following the historic vote to oust McCarthy.
As McCarthy’s strongest ally, McHenry played It plays an important role in successful negotiation Speaker of the California Republican Party in January by tearing apart some of the same hardline conservatives who opposed McCarthy’s leadership. Under McCarthy, he was also hired A top level negotiator For House Republicans, it’s the first time in history that the White House can get a deal to prevent a U.S. debt default.
In 2004, at the age of 29, McHenry was elected to Congress, becoming one of the youngest legislators at the time. He He won for the 10th time Last November.
This story has been updated with additional updates.