Rep. Mike Gallagher Announces Retirement After Helping Defeat Mayorkas Impeachment Vote

Rep. Mike Gallagher Announces Retirement After Helping Defeat Mayorkas Impeachment Vote


Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) announced Saturday that he won’t seek re-election in 2024 just days after the Republican Congressman cast a crucial vote against impeaching Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The 39-year-old Gallagher, viewed as a rising star in the GOP, was one of three Republicans to vote against impeaching Mayorkas, which helped defeat the effort that Republican leaders have promised to accomplish. Gallagher, first elected in 2016, released a statement on Saturday, saying he believes the nation’s founders didn’t intend for lawmakers to make a career out of politics.

“Eight years ago, I promised to treat my time in office as a high-intensity deployment,” said Gallagher, who served for seven years as a U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer. “Through my bipartisan work on the

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