The black Republican Congressman in the United States House of Representative, who has condemned the US President Donald Trump’s attack on ethnic minority lawmakers, declared that he won’t seek re-election.
Will Hurd has announced his decision “in order to pursue opportunities outside the halls of Congress to solve problems at the nexus between technology and national security,” he claims in a statement.
Mr. Hurd has criticized President Trump’s attacks on ethnic minority lawmakers as “unbecoming of the leader of the free world.”
He was one of the four Republicans in the House of Representative, who voted for a resolution, and criticizing the US President’s “racist comments”.
Mr. Hurd tweets, “There is no room in America for racism, sexism, antisemitism, xenophobia and hate.”
Commenting on his decision to not seek re-election, Mr. Hurd was quoted saying, “Two centuries ago, I would have been counted as three-fifths of a person, and today I can say I’ve had the honor of serving three terms in Congress.”
“America has come a long way and we still have more to do in our pursuit of a more perfect union. However, this pursuit will stall if we don’t all do our part,” he added.