In an interview with CNN on Saturday Costello said that Trump’s many controversies caused too many distractions.
“No matter what I say or do, I feel all I do is answer questions about Donald Trump, rather than health insurance or tax policy,” Costello said according to Newsweek.
“I think it’s a very challenging political environment, and when you add on top of that just the demands from a work-family balance, I just felt it was best for me to take stock in my life and have eight months to decide what I’m going to do next, rather than, potentially, six weeks,” Costello continued.
In a separate interview with MSNBC Saturday, Costello said that Congressmen were spending too much time talking about pornstar Stormy Daniels instead of tax reform.
“That is actually one of the reasons why I think it’s the right time for me to perhaps consider another line of work, at least temporarily. Because we’re talking about porn stars and the president rather than about tax policy or what we need to get done by the end of the year or what should have been in the omnibus,” Costello said according to The Hill.
Costello dropped out of his run for re-election after the filing deadline to get on the ballot in Pennsylvania’s primary election leaving Republicans with a political unknown Greg McCauley as their candidate in the 6th Congressional district.