GOP Rep. Mike Gallagher Announces Retirement After Blowback For Vote Against Impeaching Sec. Mayorkas

Axios reports:

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.), the chair of the House Select Committee on China, said Saturday he will not seek reelection in November. Gallagher is the fourth Republican committee chair to announce their retirement in 2024 and the second just this week.

Gallagher’s announcement comes just days after his controversial vote against impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. His defection, along with those of Reps. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) led to the impeachment effort failing.

Gallagher has faced significant backlash for his vote from allies of former President Trump — including threats of a primary challenge — for his vote.

Read the full article. Gallagher opposed the 2019 ban on trans military members and was among the 39 House Republicans who voted for 2022’s Respect For Marriage Act.