Republican congressman reveals he’s leaving the GOP over disgust with Trump – Alternet.org

Michigan Republican Rep. Paul Mitchell announced on Monday to CNN’s Jake Tapper that he is officially leaving the GOP over his disgust with President Donald Trump and his increasingly reckless attempt to overturn the 2020 election

Speaking to Tapper, Mitchell said: “This party has to stand up for democracy first, for our constitution first, and not political considerations.”

“We’ve gone through the process,” he said. “And I saw that amicus brief, as well as discussions over the weekend in the national media, it became clear to me that I could no longer be associated with a Republican Party that leadership doesn’t stand up and say: ‘The process, the election, is over.’ It’s over today! And then I saw the president tweet out that it’s not over until Jan. 20. Somehow he’s going to continue to combat this. The people have voted!”

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