Wenstrup announces he won't run for reelection in 2024

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Ohio Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup announced he will retire from Congress at the “end of next year.”

“I’m just a fortunate guy who’s been blessed with a wonderful wife, and two loving children under the age of 11,” Wenstrup said in a video posted to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. 

“I’m blessed with good health, and I look forward to fighting for truth, justice and the American way, in whatever I do in the future,” Wenstrup continued. 

Wenstrup has served in Congress since 2013 and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and chairs the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. He previously served in the Army Reserve from 1998 to 2022 and spent time in Iraq as a combat surgeon in the mid-2000s.

As head of the COVID-19 subcommittee, he has taken actions like requesting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Mandy Cohen answer questions on vaccine plans. The subcommittee also recently threatened to subpoena former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over accusations of his failure to respond to its investigation. 

“To date, we have not received a single document from you. The Select Subcommittee is comprised of physicians from both sides of the aisle and members who take our responsibilities seriously,” Wenstrup wrote in a letter last month.

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