GOP Rep. Paul Mitchell Leaves Republican Party After Trump’s Effort To Overturn Election

During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Monday, Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-Michigan) announced he will be leaving the Republican Party due to the efforts taken to delegitimize the 2020 presidential election results. Mitchell asked the clerk of the House to change his party affiliation to “Independent” for the time being and plans to retire from Congress once his term ends next month. “It became clear to me I could no longer be associated with a Republican Party that the leadership does not stand up and say the process, the election is over. It’s over today,” Mitchell said. “This party has to …

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