"Yesterday, I exceeded my authority when I tried to have a colleague removed from my committee. I know that I was wrong. I now know that. I'm very sorry for any angst it might have caused," Thorpe said.
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"This idea of four year terms has been kicked around for a while and I know for myself I don't look forward to six months from now starting to think about re-election again," Thorpe said.
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