First elected to the House of Representatives in 1982, then to the Senate a decade later, California Democrat Barbara Boxer says she’s ready to move on from her legislative work on Capitol Hill.
The 74-year-old liberal lawmaker has let it be known that in 2016 she will not seek a fifth Senate term, choosing instead to pursue her societal passions outside of the upper chamber.
In the Senate, as ABC News notes, Boxer has joined fellow Californian and the senior senator from the Golden State, Dianne Feinstein, in championing a number of liberal causes:
…Boxer has been a staunch supporter of abortion rights, gun control and environmental protections.
And of course, she voted in favor of the Affordable Care Act — ObamaCare.
The last time Boxer ran for the Senate, in 2010, she handily defeated businesswoman Carly Fiorina, who has recently made noises about becoming a GOP candidate for president.
Senator Boxer chose a unique way of making known her intent not to seek re-election. She put out a YouTube video featuring her grandson asking the questions the lawmaker says she’s gotten from numerous reporters in recent months.
You can watch the Barbara and Zach show by clicking on the video above.
Image Credit: YouTube
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