Rep. Mike Gallagher to Resign Early

Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI) announced that he will be resigning from Congress early.

Gallagher said in a statement, “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 Eight 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,” he continued. “My office will continue to operate and provide constituent services to the Eight District for the remainder of the term.”

“Four terms serving Northeast Wisconsin in Congress has been the honor of a lifetime and strengthened my conviction that America is the greatest country in the history of the world. I will forever be proud of the work I did on the Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, chairing the Cyberspace Solarium COmmission, and chairing the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party. It has truely been an honor to servce in the House of Representatives.”

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) responded to the announcement, saying it has been an “honor” to serve alongside Gallagher.

When Gallagher leaves, the Republicans will only be able to afford one defecting vote.

The news comes as GOP Rep. Ken Buck (CO) resigned on March 22.

“Serving the people of Colorado’s 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives these past 9 years has been an honor and a privilege. Thank you! – Ken Buck,” he wrote on X.