Hutchison on Early Retirement: Never Mind
During her unsuccessful campaign to replace Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), four-term Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) said repeatedly that she would resign from her post in the nation’s capitol regardless of the outcome of that race.
But as Dave Weigel pointed out earlier this morning, she’s apparently changed her mind.
Today, Hutchison — flanked by GOP leaders Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and John Cornyn — announced that she’ll stay in Washington through the remainder of her term, which ends in 2013.
“For family reasons, I had planned to begin making a transition home to Texas this spring,” Hutchison said in a statement. “But it is clear to me that the stakes in our nation’s capitol have never been higher. President Obama’s victory on health care legislation has emboldened those who want an even bigger and more intrusive federal government.”
And they wonder why there’s public distrust of campaign trail promises…