GOP Rep. Martha Roby to retire

Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) announced Friday she plans to retire at the end of her term, becoming the third Republican lawmaker to announce their retirement this week.

“While my name will not be on the ballot in 2020, I remain committed to continuing the fight for Alabama and the people I represent until I cast my last vote on the floor of the United States House of Representatives,” she said in a statement.

“As we prepare to close this wonderful chapter, I extend my sincerest thanks to my husband, our children, our parents, families, friends, congressional colleagues, and staff, who all made our important work possible and offered their support every step of the way.”

Roby was first elected in 2010 to serve Alabama’s 2nd congressional district, a traditionally Republican stronghold.

She is the third GOP lawmaker to announce their retirement this week, joining Reps. Paul Mitchell (Mich.) and Pete Olsen (Texas).

Roby is one of the 13 Republican women in the House, with the announcement coming as a blow to the GOP and the party's efforst to elect more women.

Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.), the National Republican Congressional Committee recruitment chair, announced her retirement earlier this year.

Interesting. Going to need to look into these 3. Not everything is nefarious but this seems odd.

AL, MI, & TX.