NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden released the following statement on the announcement of Dr. Phil Roe's retirement:
"There are few politicians that uphold the conservative principles and exhibit the leadership that Dr. Phil Roe has while serving in Congress since he was elected in 2008. Under his leadership of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, he and President Trump made great strides to fulfill our nation’s promise to those who have served us. His legacy to our fighting men and women stands as a strong testament to his time in the House of Representatives. He will be difficult to replace as he has served both the state of Tennessee and the United States well, but I have confidence that the next Congressman from Tennessee’s 1st District will lead with the same strong conservative values that Dr. Roe has maintained throughout his tenure as a United States Representative. We are grateful for Dr. Roe’s service to our country and we wish him the best in this next chapter of life."