DCCC - Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

10/19/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/19/2019 18:12

DCCC Statement on Congressman Francis Rooney’s Retirement

Today, Congressman Francis Rooney (FL-19) announced his retirement one day after speaking out against President Trump's abuse of power. DCCC spokesman Avery Jaffe issued the following statement:

'As questions swirl around Florida Republicans' ties to Rudy Giuliani and his Ukraine henchmen, Congressman Rooney clearly wants out. Rooney should be commended for speaking the truth about President Trump's abuse of power and separating himself from the rest of the Republican caucus who are unwilling to put country over party and uphold the rule of law.'