Texas Republican Congressman Will Hurd announced Thursday night that he will not seek re-election, making Hurd the sixth Republican to announce retirement in a matter of weeks.

Prior to joining Congress, Hurd worked for the CIA.

In a series of tweets, Hurd sort of kind of explained his decision:

Hurd eeked by in the 2018 election, winning by less than half a point and represents a district that is trending Democrat. It’s likely that the grandstanding and posturing is legit… it’s just as likely he’s reading the writing on the wall and bowing out instead of facing an electoral loss.

 
 
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