Kirkpatrick, who missed a historical floor vote on Wednesday to transit impeachment short articles to the Senate, did not state just how much time she is expected to be away from Washington. However she made clear she meant to keep her seat.
” I am taking this essential step forward with the full expectation and desire to return to work stronger and much healthier and to continue serving my precious Arizona,” she composed in the statement.
Kirkpatrick has actually served four terms in your house, representing a stretching chunk of Arizona that has actually turned party control a number of times over the last years. She first served in a district that was later on captured by GOP Rep. Paul Gosar– a seat that made her among the Democrats’ most susceptible members.
She won by a large margin.
Kirkpatrick now serves on the effective Home appropriations panel. The Democrat said her workplaces would stay “completely operational” and she would make her position on all taped votes openly offered.
Democratic Rep. Tom O’Halleran, who now represents Kirkpatrick’s old seat, wrote on Twitter that she is a “devoted public servant.”
” I wish her well as she tackles this next fight, and am keeping her in my ideas today. Asking for aid is hard, but Ann has always been stronger than most,” O’Halleran tweeted.