Man, even the Titanic did not go down as fast as the Republican party is right now. 

Courtesy of CNN:

Longtime GOP Rep. Peter King announced on Monday he will not seek another term in office, becoming the latest in a growing list of Republicans who are not seeking reelection in 2020.

King, a former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is perhaps best known for his outspoken calls for strict anti-terrorism measures. He’s represented part of Long Island in Congress since 1993 and said Monday he plans to finish out his current term.

King, 75, said he was retiring so he can live full-time in New York and spend more time with his family.

“This was not an easy decision. But there is a season for everything and Rosemary and I decided that, especially since we are both in good health, it is time to have the flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren,” he said, adding that his “daughter’s recent move to North Carolina certainly accelerated my thinking.”

A source familiar with King’s thinking told CNN on Monday that King “was really holding on” until his daughter, Erin King Sweeney, a former councilwoman in Hempstead, New York, “could run for his seat and win it.”

Well maybe he is hoping that he can gift his congressional seat to his daughter, because after all we are living in the age of rampant nepotism, but I really think he just wants to get the hell out of Dodge while the getting is good. 

Despite GOP attempts to alter the narrative things really are not looking good for the Republican party. 

And if Trump is removed from office that political poison is going to spread throughout the GOP like plague infecting every single one of his supporters until only a handful remain. 

It is going to get ugly and I think politically savvy folks like Peter King see it coming.