By Lauren Fox of CNN
A lot of Republicans are running away from Congress.
Since the beginning of the 115th Congress, more than 40 Republicans have left or announced they plan to leave the House by the end of the year. A handful of members have resigned amid scandal. Another group is leaving to run for higher office — for seats in the Senate or to become governors of their home states.
Still, the majority of Republicans leaving Congress this cycle are leaving politics altogether — a side effect, they say, of the political climate and President Donald Trump, a commander in chief who hails from their own party.
CNN sat down with three outgoing Republicans — all of whom left for different reasons — about why they are calling it quits.