Michigan Rep. Mitchell announces he is leaving Republican Party over Trump’s attempt to overturn election
DETROIT – Michigan Rep. Paul Mitchell announced on Monday that he is disaffiliating from the Republican Party. Although he voted to re-elect President Donald Trump, Mitchell finds the president’s push of conspiracy theories about the election to be disqualifying behavior. READ: Michigan electors unanimously seal election win for Joe Biden, Kamala HarrisToday I am disaffiliating from the Republican Party. “This party has to stand up for democracy first for our Constitution first and not political considerations,” he said. The Electoral College took on added importance this year because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede he lost his race for reelection.
Michigan congressman Paul Mitchell leaves Republican party, cites Trump’s efforts to overturn election
Michigan congressman Paul Mitchell has left the Republican party and cited President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election among the reasons why. Mitchell requested to change his party affiliation to independent for the remainder of his term in office. However, with the leadership of the Republican Party and our Republican Conference in the House actively participating in at least some of these efforts, I fear long-term harm to our democracy.”Mitchell previously announced his retirement from Congress and shared parting thoughts on Flashpoint. The enter letter is available in the embedded Tweet below:Today I am disaffiliating from the Republican Party. See my letter below: pic.twitter.com/76IxC4FMvJ — Rep. Paul Mitchell (@RepPaulMitchell) December 14, 2020WATCH: Congressman sues Michigan Gov.