GOP reportedly fears a wave of departures as fifth Republican congressman retires in just two weeks

The fifth Republican congressman in two weeks is set to step down as the GOP reportedly fears a wave of retirements amid ongoing tension in the party over Donald Trump’s presidency.

Representative Mike Conaway will not seek re-election to his Texas seat in 2020, according to Politico, but has not confirmed his decision or his reason for retiring.

However, House Republicans are reportedly worried that the difficulties of serving under Trump and working with a Democratic majority in Congress will lead to more exits.