washington - The Republican President of the Mighty Parliamentary Justice Committee, Bob Goodlatte, announced his departure from the politics on Thursday. He is a member of the House of Representatives and is from Virginia. Goodlatte is 65 years old and retires at the end of next year, saying 'to be more with my family, especially my granddaughters,' according to American media.
In elections in the state of Virginia, Republicans are suffering bitter defeat on Tuesday. The departure of Goodlatte follows the announcement of last week of the departure of the influential Republican delegates Lamar Smith and Jeb Hensarling, both from Texas.
In the current Congress, the Republicans have 240 of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 52 of the 100 seats in the Senate. In just under a year, the Americans choose a new House and 33 senators.