Mich Rep fires off letter to RNC chair Ronna McDaniel, asks to be ‘disaffiliated’ with GOP over Trump

A Michigan congressman says he is quitting the GOP over President Trump’s legal challenges to the election outcome.

U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell, not to be confused with the guy who makes hair-care products, sent a letter to RNC chair Ronna McDaniel and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that he is withdrawing his “engagement and association” from the party and requesting that his affiliation be changed to independent for his last few weeks in office.

In a lengthy letter that was released on Twitter, Mitchell — who represents the 1oth congressional district in his state, and did not seek reelection — wrote, in part, that he lamented “the long-term harm to democracy” because the Republican leadership isn’t sufficiently speaking out against what he described as conspiracy theories about election fraud.

‘It is unacceptable for political candidates to treat our election system as though we are a third-world nation and incite distrust of something so basic as the sanctity of our vote. Further, it is unacceptable for the president to attack the Supreme Court of the United States because its judges, both liberal and conservative, did not rule with his side or that ‘the Court failed him.'”

Read the letter in full below and form your own conclusions:

The outgoing and relatively obscure politician conceded that “some fraudulent voting likely occurred” but the president’s legal team has failed to provide evidence of “administrative failure on a scale large enough to impact the outcome of the election.”

Ironically, many would feel that it is the lack of demarcation between legal and illegal votes that conjures up images of a third-world nation, using Mitchell’s term, rather than Trump’s challenge to the outcome.

Mitchell referenced the Department of Homeland Security’s assertion that the election was “the most secure in American History,” which is questionable given the amount of mail-in ballots without chain-of-custody measures or signature checks in key states. In the meantime, the  Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is holding a full committee hearing today to examine the irregularities in the 2020 presidential election.

Mitchell, who claims he voted for Trump in 2016 and 2020 despite some misgivings and touted his 95 percent pro-Trump-administration voting record in the House, appears to be channeling the corporate media which has adopted the mantra of no “widespread” fraud, however widespread is defined. This despite the contested procedures that occurred on Election Night and the early morning hours that followed.

He also insisted that Trump lost Michigan because of supposed dwindling support in the Republican strongholds of Kent and Oakland Counties, rather than what occurred during the vote count in Detroit.

Rep. Mitchell announced in July 2019 that he wasn’t seeking a third term so that he could spend more time with his family, which is a familiar refrain for those exiting politics.

Any anti-Trump Republican stands a good chance of getting a cushy gig on CNN or MSNBC. The corporate media reliably extends a microphone to such individuals.

Mitchell told anti-Trump CNN anchor Jake Tapper that the GOP “must stand up for democracy first, must stand up for the Constitution first,” which is again ironically what the Trump campaign and millions of Trump voters want.

Rep. Mitchell is presumably happy that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — who congratulated Joe Biden on his win — has warned Republican senators not to join a floor fight to challenge the electoral votes in several key swing states when Congress convenes on Jan. 6 to officially tally the votes from the Electoral College.


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