Roll Call reports:
Former Michigan Rep. Paul Mitchell, who left the GOP to become an independent in protest of his party’s behavior in the days after the 2020 election, has died of cancer.
Mitchell announced in June he had been diagnosed with an advanced stage of renal cancer and would undergo aggressive treatment. His wife, Sherry, announced his death Monday in a statement provided to CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“Paul was an American. He was the embodiment of what we can be if we choose to love and fight for what matters,” the statement said. Mitchell was first elected in 2016 and chose not to run again in 2020.
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— The Hill (@thehill) August 16, 2021
Former Rep. Paul Mitchell, a Michigan Republican who left his party in 2020 in protest of Trump’s baseless election fraud claims, has died at the age of 64 after a fight with renal cancer, his family said in a statement https://t.co/OQobXkZuyL
— POLITICO (@politico) August 16, 2021