Statement on Retirement of Rep. Dave Reichert |

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement today after Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) announced that he will retire at the end of the 115th Congress:

“Sheriff Dave Reichert has been an invaluable public servant and has inspired us all, myself especially. Sheriff has been a champion of America’s law enforcement. During a very difficult time for our nation’s police officers, he reframed the conversation. When others demonized them, Dave stood up and defended them. He reset the tone and urged us to honor these heroes, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our citizens safe. I am grateful to him for his service in the House, and wish him well as he begins his next chapter to spend more time with his grandchildren. He certainly has plenty of great stories to tell them.”