Rep.-elect Ken Buck hasn’t been sworn in yet, but he’s already a leader in the House, having been named GOP freshmen class president. (Bill Clark/Roll Call File Photo)
Corrected, Jan. 10, 11:48 p.m.: Colorado Republican Ken Buck turned in his district attorney’s badge on Friday morning.
“That’s an emotional thing,” said the nearly 30-year local law enforcement veteran.
But Buck added that his tenure as D.A. has prepared him for the new job he starts on Tuesday: Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I’m not gonna look at a party label when I sit down and talk to somebody about the need to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no,'” Buck pledged in an interview with CQ Roll Call and the Washington Examiner for C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program, set to air Sunday. “I just think it’s so important that we approach this job as problem solvers, not as partisans.” Full story