Rep. Pat Tiberi Becomes The Latest Loss For Moderate Republicans

Rep. Pat Tiberi of Ohio said he'll soon resign from Congress, a possible sign of frustration within the moderate wing of the GOP.
Posted at 10:58 AM, Oct 19, 2017

Another member of the Republican Party is leaving Congress, a possible sign of frustration within the GOP.

Rep. Pat Tiberi said Thursday he'll resign from the House by the end of January and return to his home state to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable.

Tiberi was elected to the House of Representatives in 2000The New York Times called him an "influential member" of the House committee focused on taxes and revenue.

Tiberi is the latest Republican lawmaker to announce an exit from Washington. Sen. Bob Corker and Reps. Charlie Dent, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Dave Reichert already said they won't seek re-election.

Many of them, including Tiberi, are considered moderate Republicans, and most would have been up for re-election in 2018.