Trump Slams Retiring RINO for Leaving Congress AFTER Deadline to Fill His Seat

by J Pelkey
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Ten days ago, RINO Representative Mike Gallagher (WI) announced his intention to leave the House as early as next month.

Gallagher, who currently chairs the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, announced last month that he would not seek reelection.

For those who may have missed it, the timing of Gallagher’s retirement will pose significant challenges for the Republican Party.

The primary issue with his sudden exit is the impact it will have on the GOP’s already razor thin majority.

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Furthermore, Gallagher announced that he will retire in mid-April. If he were to leave before April 9th, it would prompt a special election in his district. However, leaving after April 9th, but still in April, means there will be no special election, leaving the seat vacant.

This guarantees another loss for Republicans in their majority.

Emerald Robinson suggests this is a deliberate strategy to push Republicans into the minority ahead of the November elections. This way, Democrats could potentially prevent a Trump victory by invoking the 14th Amendment to block him from assuming office.

House GOP leadership has urged him to reconsider staying on given the slim majority they currently maintain.

Reportedly, he has remained firm in his decision.

The Washington Examiner reported:

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) will still retire early from Congress in April despite urges from House GOP leadership to remain in office.

A source close to Gallagher told the Washington Examiner that Gallagher has been in touch with House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and House leaders “throughout this process, including before this decision was announced and his departure date was agreed upon.”

“His decision has not changed,” the source said.

Johnson had reportedly asked Gallagher not to resign from Congress on April 19 as planned, according to Scripps News, and pleaded with him to “do anything he can to stay longer” in the House, where Republicans hold a razor-thin narrow majority.

On Sunday, President Trump tore into Gallagher after he refused to step down in time for a special election, saying, “Never forget our cowards and weaklings!”

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