(NationalUSNews.com) — Brad Wenstrup, a Republican representing Ohio in Congress, has said he would step down at the end of 2024.
A report shows Wenstrup has been a member of Congress since 2013, during which time he has held positions on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the head of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. He was a combat surgeon with the Army Reserve between 1998 and 2022 and had deployed to Iraq.
In a video uploaded on X (Twitter), Wenstrup described himself as a lucky man who has a great wife and two kids. He is fortunate to be in excellent health and plans to continue his lifelong pursuit of truth, justice, and the American way.
The report shows he has taken the initiative as leader of the COVID-19 panel, urging that CDC Director Mandy Cohen respond to inquiries about vaccination plans. Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been threatened with summons for failure to testify in its probe.
Wenstrup stated in a memo late last month that the Select Subcommittee is made up of doctors from both political parties who take their duties seriously.
According to local media, the Republican Representative for Minnesota’s Second Congressional District spoke last Friday, reflecting on his time in Washington.
Wenstrup said that he had no idea how long he would stay in office. He anticipated serving for no more than four terms and is presently serving his sixth. However, Wenstrup revealed that crucial personnel were made aware six months ago that the time spent away from family was excessive.
According to Wenstrup, he did not have any kids when he was first elected, and now there are two. He said it’s something he and his wife talk about at the start of each new Congress session.
He said that working in Congress is more like “service” than “a career” and that he had no plans to remain in office indefinitely.
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