Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Texas is the biggest battleground state. Republicans know it and Texas Democrats damn sure know it. Marchant is the fourth Texas Republican to retire in just the past two weeks.
“The simple fact is that Trump Republican Marchant did not stand a chance in the 24th Congressional district. Marchant’s disdain for ethics and failed right-wing policies have no place in Texas. He tied himself to Donald Trump and knew he was staring at a devastating loss against strong Democratic candidates.
“Texas Democrats are rising up everywhere. This retirement won’t be the last. Texas Republicans are running for the exits because they’d rather save face than be thrown out of office.”