Rep. Martha Roby of Alabama won’t run for reelection, she announced on Twitter Friday. The Republican did not give a reason for her decision in a series of tweets.
Roby was critical of Donald Trump ahead of the 2016 presidential election, particularly after the emergence of the “Access Hollywood” tape. Alabama is at risk of losing a congressional seat following the 2020 Census due to the state’s stagnant growth.
“Riley & I, & our children, Margaret & George, will be forever grateful to the people of AL-02 for giving us the tremendous privilege & honor of serving our state & country,” Roby tweeted:
“Throughout my 5 terms, I have cast every vote w/ the guiding principle that Alabama always comes first. We have delivered some incredible results for our military, veterans, ag community, & the unborn. We aren’t finished yet. My name will not be on the ballot in 2020, but I remain committed to continuing the fight until I cast my last vote on the House floor. As we prepare to close this chapter, I extend my sincerest thanks to my husband, our children, our parents, families, friends, colleagues, & staff, who all made our important work possible & offered their support every step of the way.”
This is a developing story and will be updated.