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Sole black Rep. in House not seeking re-election

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Sole black Rep. in House not seeking re-election

Sole black Rep. in House not seeking re-election

Will Hurd, the only Republican African-American member of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Thursday he would not seek re-election next year.

Eve Johnson reports.

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Sole black Rep. in House not seeking re-election

U.S. congressman Will Hurd announced on Thursday (August 1) that he won't be seeking re-election.

Hurd is the only Republican African-American in the House of Representatives.

In a statement on Twitter, he said he wanted to "pursue opportunities outside the halls of Congress to solve problems at the nexus between technology and national security." (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE WILL HURD, saying: "The tweets are racist and xenophobic.

Period end of story.

And they are also not accurate." Last month, Hurd strongly criticized President Trump, after a series of tweets in which he said four progressive Democratic minority congresswomen, including one born in Somalia, should "go back" to where they came from.

Hurd worked as an undercover CIA officer in the Middle East and South Asia.

He was first elected to Congress in 2014.

And currently serves on the House Intelligence Committee.

The New York Times reports that he is the sixth House Republican to announce in the last two weeks that they won't be seeking re-election in 2020.




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