As Orrin Hatch looks to retire from the senate, Ed Royce of California is the latest Republican that just announced he will be leaving the House. 

Before his announcement, Ed was the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and his district was won by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election with 9 points, which makes it vulnerable for the next election.


Ed was not the only one to announce retirement, according to Axios, here are some other Republicans that will be leaving the House.

Ed Royce of California:

Date announced: Jan. 8

Terms: 13 terms

2016 margin of victory: 14 points

2016 presidential: Clinton by 9 points

Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania:

Date announced: Jan. 2

Terms: 9 terms

2016 margin of victory: 27 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 43 points

Blake Farenthold of Texas:

Date announced: Dec. 14, 2017 (retiring in scandal)

Terms: 4 terms

2016 margin of victory: 23 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 24 points

Trent Franks of Arizona:

Date announced: Dec. 7, 2017 (resigned in scandal)

Terms: 7 full terms

2016 margin of victory: 37 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 21 points

Joe Barton of Texas:

Date announced: Nov. 30, 2017

Terms: 17

2016 margin of victory: 19 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 12 points

Bob Goodlatte of Virginia:

Date announced: Nov. 9, 2017

Terms: 13

2016 margin of victory: 34 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 25 points

Ted Poe of Texas:

Date announced: Nov. 7, 2017

Terms: 7

2016 margin of victory: 25 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 9 points

Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey:

Date announced: Nov. 7, 2017

Terms: 12

2016 margin of victory: 22 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 5 points

Lamar Smith of Texas:

Date announced: Nov. 2, 2017

Terms: 15

2016 margin of victory: 31 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 10 points

Jeb Hensarling of Texas:

Date announced: Oct. 31, 2017

Terms: 8

2016 margin of victory: 61 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 28 points

Pat Tiberi of Ohio:

Date announced: Oct. 19, 2017

Terms: 9

2016 margin of victory: 37 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 11 points

Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania (resigned in scandal):

Date announced: Oct. 5, 2017

Terms: 7 full terms

2016 margin of victory: uncontested

2016 presidential: Trump by 20 points

Dave Trott of Michigan:

Date announced: Sept. 11, 2017

Terms: 2

2016 margin of victory: 13 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 5 points

Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania:

Date announced: Sept. 7, 2017

Terms: 7

2016 margin of victory: 20 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 8 points

Dave Reichert of Washington:

Date announced: Sept. 6, 2017

Terms: 7

2016 margin of victory: 20 points

2016 presidential: Clinton by 3 points

John J. Duncan Jr. of Tennessee:

Date announced: July 31, 2017

Terms: 15

2016 margin of victory: 51 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 35 points

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida:

Date announced: April 30, 2017

Terms: 14

2016 margin of victory: 10 points

2016 presidential: Clinton by 20 points

Lynn Jenkins of Kansas:

Date announced: Jan. 25, 2017

Terms: 5

2016 margin of victory: 28 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 19 points

Sam Johnson of Texas:

Date announced: Jan. 6, 2017

Terms: 13

2016 margin of victory: 27 points

2016 presidential: Trump by 14 points


Republican congressional candidate,Greg Gianforte  for Montana’s congressional seat running for the  for Montana’s congressional seat has been charged with a misdemeanour assault, after he body-slammed Ben Jacobs, a Guardian political reporter.

Ben Jacobs was asking the Donald-Trump backed candidate, and also a candidate reported to have investment in some Russia companies that are under sanction by the US government. The reporter had asked Greg about the recent Trumpcare plan that was put forward by the Republicans, but Greg lost his cool, and body slammed the reporter instead.


According to Ben Jacobs while speaking on the attack by the GOP candidate in the back of an ambulance, he said;

He took me to the ground,I think he wailed on me once or twice. He got on me and I think he hit me .This is the strangest thing that has ever happened to me in reporting on politics.

The news was also corroborated by a Fox News reporter Alicia Acuna, field producer Faith Mangan and photographer Keith Railey, who were witnesses at the scene of the attack.

According to Acuna;

After Jacobs asked Gianforte his question,Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him. Faith, Keith and I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the man, as he moved on top the reporter and began yelling something to the effect of ‘I’m sick and tired of this!’ ... To be clear, at no point did any of us who witnessed this assault see Jacobs show any form of physical aggression toward Gianforte, who left the area after giving statements to local sheriff’s deputies.

Jacobs then reported the incident to the Gallatin County sheriff’s office, who after completing their investigation charged Gianforte with a misdemeanour assault.

In the audio that was released, Greg Gianforte could be heard yelling; "I’m sick and tired of you guys, The last guy who came here did the same thing. Get the hell out of here. Get the hell out of here. The last guy did the same thing. Are you with the Guardian?" and Jacobs answered Yes, and he went on to body slam him, with Jacob only saying "You just body slammed me and broke my glasses," and Gianforte said "Get the hell out of here"

Greg Gianforte seems upset with the report of the Guardian that exposed his financial ties with Russia companies that were sanctioned by the US. According to the Guardian, he had $250,000 invested in funds with holdings in Gazprom and Rosneft, shares in Russian index funds. Read more here

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As the world watch the U.S. election between GOP candidate, Donald J. Trump and former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, another top GOP official and also the former Republican party chairman, Michael Steele has said he will not be voting for Donald Trump come November 8.


Michael Steele led the GOP between 2009-2011.

While speaking at the dinner in honour of the 40th anniversary of the progressive magazine Mother Jones in San Francisco Friday, Steele said;

I will not be voting for Clinton,I will not be voting for Trump either.

Steele said that Trump has “captured that racist underbelly, that frustration, that angry underbelly of American life and gave voice to that. I was damn near Puking during the debates."

Steele, who was also the former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland said during his speech that Trump only represents 30% of the GOP.


The past 24 hours have been hell for Donald Trump and his campaign organization, after a video where he degrades women, and how he groped women was leaked on Friday night. Many top Republicans Governor, including Donald Trump first hire, Governor Mike Pence have heavily criticized his statement about women, and withdrawing support for him.


We have compiled list of GOP politicians and their statement after the video was released:

Governor Mike Pence: He was silenced after the video was leaked, but he has finally released a statement that he was offended by what he heard in the video;

As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump ... I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them. I am grateful that he has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people. We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity he has to show what is in his heart when he goes before the nation tomorrow night.

South Dakota Sen. John Thune released a statement via his Twitter account;


South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard released a statement via his Twitter account:


Nevada representative, Joe Heck said at a rally in Las Vegas on Saturday said;

I believe any candidate for President of the United States should campaign with common ethical and moral values and decency. I accept that none of us are perfect. However, I can no longer look past this pattern of behavior and inappropriate comments from Donald Trump. Therefore, I cannot, in good conscience, continue to support him nor can I vote for Hillary Clinton.

I believe our only option is to formally ask Mr. Trump to step down and allow Republicans the opportunity to elect someone who will provide us with the strong leadership so desperately needed and one that Americans deserve.

Idaho senator, Mike Crapo released a statement via his Facebook account, and he wrote;


Businesswoman Carly Fiorina, who was also contested against Trump in the Republican primaries also released a statement via Facebook, she wrote;

Donald Trump does not represent me or my party. I understand the responsibility of Republicans to support their nominee. Our nominee has weighty responsibilities as well. Donald Trump has manifestly failed in these responsibilities.

New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, wrote on her Twitter/Facebook;


Utah Sen. Mike Lee statement via Twitter;


Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has vowed he won't be voting for either Trump or Hillary. Read his statement here; 


Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, while speaking with the Salt Lake Tribune,  asked Mike Pence to lead the ticket, not Trump.

In a campaign cycle that has been nothing but a race to the bottom — at such a critical moment for our nation — and with so many who have tried to be respectful of a record primary vote, the time has come for Governor Pence to lead the ticket.

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, while speaking with Utah's Fox 13 News;

I’m out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president. It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine.

I wished Mike Pence was at the top of the ticket and we're going to have to figure that out at the — in the coming days and weeks, but it is tragic the way it is right now.

Former New York governor George Pataki wrote;


Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse via his Twitter wrote;


West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito via a statement wrote;

As a woman, a mother, and a grandmother to three young girls, I am deeply offended by Mr. Trump's remarks, and there is no excuse for the disgusting and demeaning language. Women have worked hard to gain the dignity and respect we deserve. The appropriate next step may be for him to reexamine his candidacy.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake via Twitter wrote;


Alabama Rep. Martha Roby has said she won't be voting Trump in the coming election;


Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock wrote;


Radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt also advised that Donald Trump withdraw from the election. He wrote;


Utah representative, Mia Love wrote;

For the good of the party, and the country, he should step aside. I will not vote for Hillary Clinton who has her own trouble with the truth, has a major integrity deficit and seems to hold a disdain for hard-working Americans. With such uncertainty the role of Congress as a check and balance to the executive branch is more important than ever. It is vital for Republicans to maintain leadership of the House and for me to continue to represent and raise Utah’s voice in Washington.

Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan wrote; 


While speaking to the Washington Post,Donald Trump said he won't be quitting the race. He said;

I’d never withdraw. I’ve never withdrawn in my life ... No, I’m not quitting this race. I have tremendous support.

See the video that landed Donald Trump in political mess



A 2005 recording has shown Donald Trump talks about how he groping women and make making sexual advances to married women has surfaced online, after the Washington post leaked the tape on Friday.

The recording was made when Trump was making guest appearances with Billy Bush on the set of soap opera, “Days of Our Lives, while Trump was not aware that his discussion with Billy was captured on the microphone.


In the recorded conversation, Trump talks about how he tried to sexually seduce an unnamed married woman, Trump said;

I did try and f--- her. She was married. And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.

I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married.

I failed. I’ll admit it

You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them,” Trump says. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it.You can do anything. Grab them by the p---y. You can do anything.


One month to the election is always a scary time for politicians who are aspiring to assume political offices in the U.S, as this is also the time their opponent gets to play their last card, and nobody knows what the last card opponents might have on each other.

The news of Donald Trump talking about his groping and trying to seduce a married woman has once again teared the GOP apart as the GOP politicians, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ron Johnson. were supposed to meet at Wisconsin on Saturday, but Paul Ryan has said Trump would not be joining in the event after the tape was released.

I am sickened by what I heard today. Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified. I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests. In the meantime, he is no longer attending tomorrow’s event in Wisconsin.

Responding to the video via his Facebook page after 14 hours the recording was leaked, Trump said;

I said it. I was wrong. I apologize

Watch full video of Donald Trump video apologizing for his lewd discussion.