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U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher to leave Congress April 19, Before the End of His Term

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U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher will leave Congress on April 19th instead of serving the remainder of his term, he said Friday.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Gallagher said,

“After conversations with my family, I have made the decision to resign my position as a member of the House of Representatives for Wisconsin’s Eighth Congressional District, effective April 19, 2024.”

“I’ve worked closely with House Republican leadership on this timeline and look forward to seeing Speaker Johnson appoint a new chair to carry out the important mission of the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party,”

Gallagher to leave congress

Gallagher announced in February he would not seek reelection in November for the 8th Congressional District. The Journal Sentinel reported he wanted to enter the private sector and spend more time with his family.

Gallagher was one of three Republicans who joined with Democrats last month to sink the impeachment of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, enraging many Republicans.

Mayorkas was impeached in a second vote a week later, with Gallagher again voting against impeachment.

Former state senator and Lt. governor candidate Roger Roth and State Senator Andre Jacque have announced they will run to replace Gallagher.

Jim Piwowarczykhttps://www.wisconsinrightnow.com/
Jim Piwowarczyk is an investigative journalist and co-founder of Wisconsin Right Now.
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